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trending eco friendly news new recycled fashion from ocean water bottles
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Bionic Yarn.

No, not from Spiderman, but yarn and fabrics made up of single-use plastic bottles--many found floating in the ocean--sewed into hip clothes. That's the idea behind the company Bionic Yarn, co-founded by Tyson Toussant, partnered with ocean protector Paul Watson, and with recording artist Pharrell Williams as their Creative Director.



They make denim jeans, snowboarding jackets, boat covers, furniture, and other products using their innovating product.

Their concept is to clean the oceans and promote using reusable products. For instance, they promote facts about plastic bottle usage:







Apparently, since "plastic bottles are made up of the same polymer as polyester," Bionic Yarn can bypass the use of crude oil-based yarn products through their own recycling process.




They refine the bottles into chips and then heat and pull-apart the fibers and spin them into yarn. They can then mix the yarn with cotten or wool for whatever item they want to sew.




These aren't your Mama's recycled pants.



Check out their products here.


A hermit crap uses a toothpaste cap for its shell, depressing everyone.
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Sad, dying world, at least you keep the crabs smelling minty fresh.

The above picture of a Cuban crab trying his best originally showed up on Reddit, but it's turned into a broader symbol of just how much GD pollution we are putting in the GD ocean.


The Daily Mail took the picture and put it into depressing, depressing perspective:

According to recent estimates, the ocean is filled with eight million tonnes of garbage - enough to fill five carrier bags for every foot of coastline on the planet.

...Around 8 million tons of plastic bottles, bags, toys and other plastic rubbish ends up in the world's oceans each year. Because of the difficulties in working out the exact amount, since much of it may have sunk, scientists say the true figure could be as much as 12.7 million tons polluting the ocean each year.

Carried by sea currents, this waste congregates into five giant 'garbage islands' that swirl around the world's major ocean gyres.



And even worse, there are other examples, as found by the Daily Dot.





You can read more about it if you want, we need to take a nap.

high def China smog LED humanity pollution beijing - 8009082112
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According to Time World, the China's capital city has reached a level of pollution where the only way to spot the sunrise is on a super-sized flatscreen. For those who would like to have an early-morning moment of inspiration, citizens of Beijing can gaze upon the city's LED screens to view the astronomical start to a new day.

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At the bottom of Indonesia's Lembeh Strait, one whitespotted hermit crab tries on a new shell (and then goes back to its old one), while another finds a slightly less conventional home: part of a discarded soda bottle.

With actual shells for hermit crabs in short supply these days, some