Plastic is for Pu$$ies

Despite it being in everything, even our bodies, plastic is a pretty neat material. It is cheap, malleable, durable and has enabled the everyday person to afford items that were once made from expensive, natural materials (combs for example used to be made mostly from ivory and tortoiseshell and were very pricey). 

Even so, it's time to move on from plastic. Not only is it choking our sea life and oceans, it is toxic to our bodies. It's time to think more about how we can better recycle and use plastics, create bio-plastics that are less harmful to the environment and get serious about cleaning up our vast, global plastic mess

Pharrell knows what's up. In his collection for G-Star RAW, singer and songwriter Pharrell Williams, included denim garments made using recycled plastic removed from the oceans. The garments are developed in collaboration with sustainable textile company Bionic Yarn and environmental group Parley for the Oceans, an initiative that encourages creatives to repurpose ocean waste to raise awareness on the issue. 

And this Dutch kid knows about being clean. Boyan Slat, a 22-year old Dutch inventor, has secured $10 million so far including a grant from the Dutch government build an “artificial coastline” that will clean up marine trash. Genius, and much needed. According to a World Economic Forum report, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. That is equal parts disgusting and tragic. 

So, don't be a pu$$ie, don't buy plastic. Instead buy this shirt. And even if you don't, please recycle, reuse and say no to a future where our oceans are full of plastic. (So gross). 

 

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