The Truth About Plastic in Our Clothing

Polyester, nylon, acrylic and other synthetic fibers—all plastic byproducts—make up 60% of the materials used in clothing. Even if wearers aren’t tossing their shirts or pants into the ocean when they’re done with them, the plastics in our clothing still make their way there. With each wash, fibers shed from the clothing and are drained through waterways into the ocean. “Think about how many people …

Jenga Ocean, a Game Made from Recycled Fishing Nets

Taking eco-friendly to new heights, Jenga Ocean is the first-ever game made from recycled fishing nets. Each set is produced from 25 square feet of nets sourced via Bureo’s Net Positiva recycling program, and the results don’t sacrifice design—the all-black blocks feature threatened animals hand-drawn by Lake Buckley. It can be played in the same way as the Jenga you already know and love, but …

Studio Swine’s Sea Chair: Into The Gyre

Using solar ovens and a 3D printer, two designers turn ocean clogging plastic to furniture

After creating the award-winning Sea Chair (made from discarded plastic washed up on beaches), London-based design duo Studio Swine has decided to take their project to the next level. Not content with the attention they have already drawn to the disastrous reality of plastic ocean pollution, artist Alexander Groves and architect Azusa Murakami decided to take their project to the source of the Sea Chair …