Changing your own waste habits at home, like eliminating plastic straws, helps reduce Ocean pollution, but did you know you can also help fight ocean waste with what you what you wear, how you wash your clothes, and even how you wash your hands?
Adidas Ultraboost Parley Shoe
Adidas has partnered with Parley for the Oceans, a company dedicated to preserving ocean life to create the Ultraboost Parley Running Shoe, made from recycled waste that is collected from beaches and coastal communities before it makes it into the ocean. The shoe also contains an NFC chip in the heel of the right shoe, which can be scanned with a phone to learn more about how the Ultraboost Parley is made from a plastic bottle into a final product and to learn what you can do to help protect ocean ecosystems. Not only is this shoe great for the environment, but it is great for your foot and your workout. The shoe is available for men, women, and kids in a variety of colors here.
Ultraboost Parley Shoes (Adidas)
Girlfriend Collective LITE Leggings
Slow-fashion activewear company Girlfriend Collective produces leggings, sports bras, bodysuits, and tops made from sustainable and recycled materials. Their original legging is made from recycled water bottles which helps combat landfill waste. However, their new LITE Legging is made from recycled fishing nets, which make up 46% of all ocean plastic. The LITE Legging is designed for activates like hot yoga and cycling, where a traditional compression legging would be to thick. Best of all, in addition to removing fishing nets from the sea, a portion of every sale of the LITE Legging is donated to Healthy Seas to help clean trash from the oceans and preserve marine life. You can get your own pair of LITE Leggings here.
LITE Legging in Midnight and Black (Girlfriend Collective)
GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag
Having product made from recycled plastics is great, but what about the microfibers that can enter our waterways when you wash synthetic fibers? When synthetic garments are washed, tiny plastic fibers can be released from our clothes. These fibers get caught up in the water in our washing machines and can end up in rivers and oceans.
Enter the GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag. GUPPYFRIEND is a washing bag with a slick interior that reduces abrasion and the number of tiny fibers that break free from garments during washing. The fibers that do break off stay inside your GUPPYFRIEND, and you simply remove the fibers from the bag and throw them away in the trash. The GUPPYFRIEND also helps your clothes last longer because of the reduced wear and tear during the wash cycle. You can get your own GUPPYFRIEND here.
The GUPPYFREIND Washing Bag (Patagonia)
Method 2-in 1 dish + hand soap
Lastly, household cleaning company Method has created a unique bottle made up of a blend of post-consumer recycled plastic and plastic found in the ocean to create bottles for their 2-in-1 dish + and soap. The combination results in a grey resin that is then molded for the bottles. Their goal with the recycled bottle is to raise awareness about the issue of ocean trash and prove that there are solutions business can use to reuse the plastics that are already on the planet. You can learn more and watch some amazing videos about the recycled bottles and recycling here. The soap is available at Whole Foods Market and Grove Collaborative.
Method 2-in 1 dish + hand soap (Method Home).