Clean ocean

We help cleaning 2kg of plastic waste for every pair of sunglasses sold

During the summer of 2018 MessyWeekend partnered with the Environmental NGO PROARTSO founding the project ‘ORIGINES’. The initiative is determined to design a sustainable clean up of plastic waste in the Colombian Pacific and is funded by the sales of MessyWeekend sunglasses and ski goggles. Our pilot-project is focused on the very remote town of Timbiqui in the Colombian jungle, which gathers tons of plastic waste at its shores. The first contract between PROARTSO and MessyWeekend has secured the cleanup of 125 tons of plastic waste before 2022, with a 1 product = 10 kg waste cleared from the Pacific.

Our 2019 contract with PROARTSO works with a 1 = 2 kg agreement, as we are now focusing on building a sustainable full-circle solution for handling and processing the plastic waste after it’s collected. This entails a significant investment in an onsite waste management facility, which is why our commitment is 2 kg. The donation pr. sold MessyWeekend product is exactly the same, the difference is that PROARTSO is working more politically and within the local societies to inspire real change. Creating awareness and focussing on the problem at its core.

How It Works

  • How messyweekend supports

    When you buy a product from MessyWeekend, a part of the revenue goes directly to finance the waste and plastic clean-up program in the Colombian Pacific called 'Origines'. We initiated this project together with the NGO PROARTSO, and we see ourselves as well as all our customers as equal investors in cleaner oceans in the future.

If you wish to donate to this project please contact us via hello@messyweekend.com

All the best
Morten and Marc
Co-Founders