Seaborne Plastic Waste Turned into Clothing

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November 5, 2017

A clothing company has begun a sustainability project to make clothes out of plastic garbage from the sea.

The company, Spain's Ecoalf, sports a program called Upcycling the Oceans. Fishers gather plastic from the Mediterranean, the company turns the plastic into pellets, which are then used to create filaments to use in clothing.

The Madrid-based company, begun in 2009 by environmentalist Javier Goyeneche, has already released a collection of bright clothes made from recycled fishing nets.

recycled plastic clothing

The clothing efforts are also intended to draw attention to the ever-growing amount of plastic waste in Earth's oceans.

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