These products are being made from Recycled Ocean Plastic!

It is not an exaggeration to call plastics the poison of our planet. This is due to the growing abuse of plastics, particularly single-use plastics, playing an important part in polluting the oceans. Not to mention, it is damaging marine life to a devastating degree. The projections of the World Economic Forum in this regard are eye-opening. The increasing human consumption of plastics is expected to leave more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050. This alarming statistic is a ‘call to action’ for all of us. But the question remains how can we respond to this environmental catastrophe? There is no one-big solution. However, many small steps towards sustainability can slowly but surely make a huge difference. One possible solution might be the production of innovative products made from recycled plastics from oceans. They might encourage people to prefer Sustainable alternatives over plastic. It is not just helpful in reducing the plastic dump within our oceans but is also providing interesting products to eco-minded consumers.

These are some of the most refreshingly creative and uber-cool products that are currently being made out of recycled ocean plastics. Their high-grade quality and sustainable nature have made them popular, even outside environmentally conscious circles.  

Shoes

Adidas collaborated with Parley for the Oceans to manufacture this line of running shoes. About half of the plastic content of the shoes comes from beaches. The smart thing Adidas has done about the marketing of this shoe is that it has put the sustainability aspect of these shoes, front and centre. It has marketed the shoe for an eco-minded audience, while simultaneously inspiring other people to jump on board as well. The shoes have also garnered rave reviews for their environmental stance and great comfort. 

recycled plastic shoes

Shampoo and Conditioner bottles

Captain Blankenship has launched a wide range of natural beauty products that represent the sustainability ethos of the company. Especially some products like the Mer-Mane shampoo, conditioner, and range of sea mineral soaps, are being packaged into containers made entirely out of recovered and recycled ocean plastic.   

shampoo or hair conditioner made from recycled plastic

Packaging bottles and containers

One of the very first players incorporating sustainability in their business model has been Method. It has long been using a combination of ocean recovered and other recycled plastics to packaging its products. This blending is exactly what provides the packaging of its unique coloring and distinctiveness. It makes these packaging containers stand out among other products from Method.   

Sunglasses

Another innovative and sustainability-driven product is Sunglasses. There are many companies right now that are trying their hand in producing high-quality sunglasses from ocean-recovered and recycled plastics. Some companies like Martha’s Vineyard-based sunglass company have also resolved to donate up to 5% of their net profits towards research and development on ocean plastics and cleaning-up operations. Combining a consumer need with environmentally sustainable solutions is key to curbing plastic waste. Sunglasses are a great example of amalgamating these two aspects,  and deriving maximum value out of both.  

Sunglasses made from recycled plastic

Cosmetics Packaging

A collaborative effort between Ocean Legacy and Lush Hand-made cosmetics has enabled the use of recycled ocean plastic for the packaging of cosmetic products. Also, the cosmetic firm has taken some other sustainability measures. For instance, the firm incentivizes recycling encouraging customers to recycle more. If a consumer returns five empty pots to an outlet, then they get freebies such as a free face mask.  

Apparels

Several companies are devising fresh novel new ways of churning out stylish apparels made from ocean recovered plastics. Adidas has led with a good example in this arena. Collaborating with Parley they produced a line of athletic jerseys for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich football teams, using 100% recovered and recycled ocean plastic. This collaboration provided a great opportunity to educate a larger audience of football fans, about the need to protect and preserve our oceans.    

recycled plastic apparels

Several companies are devising fresh novel new ways of churning out stylish apparels made from ocean recovered plastics. Adidas has led with a good example in this arena. Collaborating with Parley they produced a line of athletic jerseys for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich football teams, using 100% recovered and recycled ocean plastic. This collaboration provided a great opportunity to educate a larger audience of football fans, about the need to protect and preserve our oceans.    

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