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Supporting marine conservation one product at a time

Industry News | April 1, 2018 | By:’s motto is to give back while leaving a small footprint. All photos:

Every year more than eight million tons of plastic go into the oceans. Animals are threatened by harsh
oil spills, garbage and other debris that invades their habitats; the trash is killing off entire ecosystems and species. This is why is changing the way businesses can help change the world.

David Goldman, founder and CEO of, Chicago, Ill., has made it his mission to give back. “We understand that every day marine animals are threatened by our trash and our general carelessness,” says Goldman, “and this is why we feel it is our job to give back to the wonderful world of nature that we all explore daily.”

Thanks to its customers, has been able to donate money to support various organizations such as the Marine Conservation Institute, The Marine Mammal Center and The Marine Conservation Society. But financial donations are only a small representation of the ways the company gives back.

While the company’s main mission is to bring customers the highest quality marine vinyl at affordable rates, how it goes about doing this is equally important. recycles all cardboard, plastic and wooden crates. Any marine vinyl scraps are repurposed for samples, donated to a local school for arts and crafts projects or sold at a reduced cost. While it takes time to properly sort the waste, Goldman says it’s the right thing to do to help make the world a better place. also strives to find business partners that share the same eco-friendly philosophy and go the extra mile to leave a small footprint on the environment. “Our cardboard tube supplier uses recycled material; we make sure to purchase shipping bags that are recyclable; and most importantly we try to make sure our marine vinyl manufacturers use state-of-the-art technology to prevent harmful byproducts,” says Goldman. “We want to help keep this planet green and clean, so we do our best to create as little waste as possible.”

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