Today, the Earth’s oceans are littered with millions of tons of plastic, wreaking havoc on animal and plant life in the water. This does not only affect the wildlife, but humans who rely on them for food and or business
New York City-based startup, Bionic Yarn, has created a way to make fabric from recycled ocean plastic and turn it into denim products. The products are woven with some nine tons of ocean plastic inside. One of the company’s yarns is FLX, which is is made completely of recovered plastic. Their patented technology heats and spins together dozens of RPET strands to make new and improved yarn
Bionic Yarn tech engineers/designers
In order to implement this technology on a large-scale, a number of investors need to be introduced
Fashion designers must begin to use the technology to introduce the innovation to the public and encourage its usage down the supply chain i.e. factories and low-end designers/retailers. For example, Bionic Yarn has partnered with celebrity/designer, Pharrell Williams, who uses it in his G-Star Raw collections
The company should start a campaign marketing the technology to high-end textile suppliers, proving that this material can be recycled and high quality
The oceans are seriously polluted. 80% of the human waste that ends up floating in the ocean are plastics that are causing a huge damage on the ecosystem and thus, affecting one of the most important food sources of our planet. According to plasticbank.org, 46,000 pieces of plastic are floating in each square mile on the sea, which kill 100,000 sharks, turtles, dolphins and whales that ingest them every year.
The Seabin is an automated rubbish bin that absorbs floating plastic, oil, fuel, detergents and other kinds of waste form the surface of the ocean. It is designed for floating docks, marinas, private pontoons, residential lakes, harbors, water ways, ports and yatch clubs.
Here’s how it works:
Poeple that own, frequent or live in marinas, private pontoons, residential lakes, harbours, water ways, ports and yatch clubs.
Poralu Marine – Manufacturer and distributor of the product
Pete Ceflinski was a product designer that realized the consequences of his job and quitted
He started the project with his surf mate Andrew Turton to clean up the floating waste for the ocean.
They designed the Seabin, which catches everything that floatates in the water
Pete and Andrew signed a partnership with Poralu Marine, an industrial global leader of aluminium facilities, which will start developing, manufacturing and distributing Seabins by the end of 2016.