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5 Stylish Ways to Help save the Ocean ...

By Petra

You already have too many ocean bracelets and your recycling bins take up an extra room in your home but what else can you do to help ridding Earth of the plastic menace? Here are 5 stylish products that make it easy for you to help save the Seven Seas.

1 Adidas X Parley for the Oceans

The German sportswear giant launched last year three new versions of its UltraBoost shoe made out of plastic found in the ocean. It teamed up with environmental initiative Parley for the Oceans to create the shoe. At the time, Adidas said it wanted to create a million pairs of the UltraBoost shoes. "We last year sold 1 million shoes made out of ocean plastic," Rorsted told CNBC in a TV interview. The collaboration with NY environmental design agency Parley now extends to over 140 pieces, including several sneaker styles, running wear, swimwear, and replica soccer shirts.

2 Karun Sunglasses

The Swedish ethical eye wear producers' 7 Seas Collection is created from recycled fishing nets and carbon fibre. It was engineered in tandem with professional sailors who'd taken part in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Old fishing nets are collected together with rural entrepreneurs along the Chilean coast in Patagonia. The nets are cleaned and transformed into plastic pellets. This recycled material is then injected into our eye wear molds. With this eye wear we are upcycling harmful forms of waste into positive

3 Stella McCartney X Parley X Sea Shepherd Backpack

To be fair to Stella, she was down with conscious consumerism before most. And every penny of profit from the sale of this rucksack goes to Sea Shepherd, which is like a cross between Greenpeace and the Special Boat Squadron. Available now, with extra chunky zips.

4 Yoga Mats: Uncommon Goods

Upcycling is another way to save the Ocean: Step forward Uncommon Goods, whose yoga mats made from neoprene suits that are retired from surfing and diving duty, neoprene wet suits complete their California life cycle in this yoga mat. Neoprene is a closed cell foam, so it won't accumulate dust and bacteria from yoga studio floors. Production of these mats keeps wet suit waste out of landfills, and the mat itself may be recycled when its yoga days are done. Made in California.

5 Green Toys

California's Green Toys fights the plastic madness in the kids room. Their toys are made of recycled plastic. The company has recycled 53 million plastic milk jugs so far and even the boxes are printed with soy ink. Green Toys even won the Greener Packaging award for their conscious packaging.

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