Track all of our buoys through GPS. We know where they are at all times, and monitor them for problems via satellite.
Are currently developing a version of the Spotter buoy incorporating a biodegradable hull that dissolves after its useful lifespan.
Have a buoy bounty program. When our buoys go off-grid, we have a program in place to retrieve them and reward the individuals who recover them.
Understand that any plastic pollution is problematic, and we also recognize that our products are significantly offset. Approximately 1,390 cargo containers fall off ships each year. This is a massive source of ocean pollution. If our network prevents even one cargo container from falling overboard, we have offset our potential pollution.
Offset the presence of our buoy network by removing 21,000 pieces of plastic waste from the oceans each month (5,000 kgs per year) through Plastic Bank.