Berlin - Thanks to the efforts of one company from Berlin, there is now half a ton less plastic waste floating in our oceans. Family-owned Knick Elektronische Messgeräte has acquired 1,000 recycled bracelets in time for tomorrow’s World Water Day (March 22). With this purchase the company has contributed to the funding of a worldwide clean-up campaign.
The bracelets are made and sold by 4Ocean, an US company that plays a leading role in protecting our oceans and that carries out extensive, regular clean-ups through the sale of its bracelets. For every bracelet sold, about 500 g of plastic waste can be removed from oceans and coastlines. With the help of 150 employees and countless volunteers, the company has been able to remove more than 1.8 million kilograms of waste in the past two years.
With the purchase of 1,000 bracelets, Knick has made sure that in future clean-ups about 500 kg of plastic waste can be removed from our oceans and then recycled into new bracelets.
Knick CEO and President Marcus Knick says: “The protection of our oceans is very important to me. In our work we try to avoid plastic as much as possible. With our measuring instruments the quality of industrial wastewater can be monitored before it gets back into circulation. But the challenge of protecting our oceans does not there. We can and want to do more. That’s why we support projects that pick up where we leave off – projects such as 4Ocean’s Ocean Plastic Recovery campaign.”
The bracelets are distributed as giveaways to Knick employees, customers and trade show visitors.
Founded by engineer Ulrich Knick in Berlin more than 70 years ago, Knick Elektronische Messgeräte GmbH & Co. KG still uphold the family company tradition today. The innovative enterprise manufactures measuring and monitoring devices for the chemical industry, system engineering, and industrial automation.
Knick Elektronische Messgeräte GmbH & Co. KG
14163 Berlin Germany
Tel.: +49 30 80191-0