The ocean is suffocating with plastic pollution. Solutions are urgently needed, or otherwise the ocean will contain more plastic than fish by the year 2050.

#tide offers a solution to this pollution: We are upcycling ocean-bound plastic waste and transforming it into a premium raw material which brands use for their new sustainable products. We give plastic waste a value.

We have teamed up with scientists from the Swiss University of Applied Sciences. Together, we have developed an award-winning method to customize the recycled plastic to the needs of the future products. To achieve the goal of cleaner oceans, we do not only provide a technological solution, we have also built a global network. We are in full control of our supply chain: It starts with the fisherman collecting plastic on an island and ends with the brands using our sustainable material. By closing the circle of plastic production, we – and our partners – contribute to cleaner oceans, to a circular economy and therefore reduce the use of non-renewable fossil resources. 


Together with social enterprises we are collecting ocean-bound plastic in Southeast Asia, coordinated by our #tide subsidiary in Ranong, Thailand. On five islands in the Andaman Sea, local fishermen are being trained and paid to gather and sort plastic waste. The material is registered, washed and shredded in a social enterprise which is being implemented by the Swiss non-profit Jan & Oscar Foundation and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 

We organize beach clean-ups, pay fair wages and comply with high ethical standards. A significant part of #tide’s revenue benefits these coastal regions where the social and ecological impact is of utmost importance. Hence, #tide is not only a material supplier of 100% upcycled ocean-bound plastic, but also a strong, credible label for social and environmental sustainability and transparency.


We collect different kinds of plastic: Polyethylene terephthalate plastics (PET), Polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene (PE). With Swiss precision and know-how and powered by renewable energy, the plastic waste threatening our oceans is upcycled into a versatile granular material.

The #tide granules are used for plastic injection for watches, furniture, electronic devices, automotive parts and any type of hard plastic product.

The #tide yarn is suitable for apparel, bags, shoes, home & office interiors and any other project using high quality polyester textiles.

The #tide filament is used for 3D printing.

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1 billion

#tide’s ultimate goal is to free the oceans from plastic pollution. To accelerate the progress,  #tide has started a new initiative: The road to 1 billion bottles. This program gives everyone the possibility to help close the circle of plastic waste pollution and actively contribute to #tide’s environmental and social impact.

Become a certified changemaker and active partner on our journey to collect 1 billion bottles by 2025. Your annual contribution has a direct effect on #tide’s environmental and social impact and supports #tide’s promise to close the circle of plastic waste pollution by giving waste a value. The initiative enables corporations to commit to saving either 1, 3, 5 or 10 million bottles from polluting the ocean. Changemakers take action for the ocean and create social impact in developing countries.

Become a certified changemaker today and apply through the link below:

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The granular material is tested and produced in partnership with the Institute for Materials Technology and Plastics Processing (IWK), a branch of the University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik) in Rapperswil, Switzerland. Together, IWK and #tide have developed a method that regenerates the plastic and reverses the damage caused by the UV rays and salt water the plastic waste was exposed to while floating in the ocean or washed ashore.


The Lausanne-based Jan & Oscar Foundation was founded in memory of two children who lost their lives in 2004 when a devastating tsunami hit Thailand’s west coast. Since then, their mother Laurence Pian has implemented more than 40 social projects, constructing schools and creating jobs. Dr. Michel Pardos joined the non-profit organization in 2016 and is now scaling up #tide Thailand’s operation. «We are more than happy about the partnership with Dr. Michel Pardos and the Jan & Oscar Foundation with whom we share a passion for nature, humanity and innovative business concepts», #tide founder Thomas Schori says.


The #tide business model and its supply chain are built in a way to create value at every step. In our understanding value means impact, and the vision of a business thats sustainable both socially and environmentally is what drives us every day. We are deeply committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and an active member of the UN’s partnership platform.


Since day one of our operations we care about our ecological footprint. That’s why we have established a partnership with the non-profit foundation myclimate. All our transports are offset and certified. Thereby, #tide contributes to projects such as coral reef protection in Madagascar or reforestation in Nicaragua. These high-quality climate protection programmes add to the social, ecological and economic development in their respective regions. 



In September 2020, #tide and its mother company Braloba were honoured with the Hong Kong International Business Award (HKB) in the manufacturing category for developing the groundbreaking upcycling method for #tide ocean material. The members of the jury were enthusiastic: «A brilliant eco-friendly campaign», the jury praised, and: «This business creates an impact that matters.»

In January 2020, #tide received the Swiss Plastics Expo Award in the sustainability category, as one of over 150 showcase projects. “We were particularly impressed by how tide ocean SA makes discarded plastic valuable again“, jury member Frank Ehrig said.

In October 2019, #tide received the Materialica Award, an internationally renowned German Design & Technology Award. A jury of experts chaired by design Professor Peter Naumann (Munich University) honoured #tide with the first prize. “I find it very exciting how #tide takes a problem and turns it into new products“, Professor Naumann said. “This startup does not only recycle but upcycle plastic waste. For me as a designer, that’s always the highest aim: To create a cycle so that products have as long a life as possible.“


We take the risk and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. Our philosophy as a business is to approach this situation with empathy and urgency. #tide’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees and of the communities we serve. We’re strictly following the advice of the Swiss Health Authorities.

Are you talented and passionate about pushing the envelope towards a circular economy? We are always looking for skilled people with a genuine enthusiasm for the ocean who want to be part of the solution. Feel free to send in your speculative application to careers@tide.earth.

#tide is an Equal Opportunity Employer. #tide is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities for all employees and provides a work environment free of any kind of discrimination and harassment.

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