12 Things That Can Be Made Out Of Pollution
With all the people now living in the world, it is no surprise that pollution of the environment has increased exponentially. While many people discard their garbage without a second thought, many have done what they can by recycling the things that come with food or clothing. Here are couple of innovative ways that people have helped curb pollution:
1. Clothes Made from Recycled Fabric
Clothing is a booming industry in the modern day and as such, there is substantial pollution as a result. Many people will simply discard clothing that they either don’t like or can’t fit into anymore.
Instead of simply tossing your garments and shoes aside, consider donating to a program that gives clothing out to others or one that recycles the material to make affordable clothing. Recover Brands is one such company that uses only recycled material to manufacture their products.
2. Wool Footwear
Wool is a common type of material used for things such as jackets and blankets. The brand Allbirds makes great looking shoes completely out of wool. Not only are the shoes stylish and comfortable, you can take solace in the fact that your shoes were not made from synthetic material that could endanger the environment.
3. Reusable Coffee Cups
Across the world, many adults drink coffee before beginning their day. It is not unusual for a person who purchases a coffee to receive a single-use cup. Onya is a company that has taken it upon themselves to create reusable coffee cups. Don’t worry, these things made from 100% food safe silicone.
Not only are they reusable, but they’re sized specifically to fit the machines at mainstream coffee places.
4. Stainless Steel Drink Bottles
The United States alone tosses out more than 30 million plastic bottles per year. If it doesn’t wind up at your local dump, then the chances are it became part of the Pacific Garbage Patch.
In addition to Onya’s reusable coffee cups, they also produce stainless steel drink bottles. And none of them have BPA, a harmful chemical commonly used during the manufacturing process of plastics.
5. Recycled Toilet Tissue
Toilet tissue is a commonly used product and finding a sustainable resource for it is important. A company known as Who Gives a Crap (yes, that’s really their name) makes their toilet tissue from 100% paper fibers, bamboo or sugarcane.
It saves on multiple resources and at least 50% of profit goes back to building toilets for those who have none.
6. Recycles Sari Table Linen Cloth
In India, many wear a garment known as a Sari. Like most clothing, when people are done they simply toss them out. Viva Terra takes Saris that people no longer plan on wearing and makes table linens out of the cloth.
Because they are made from multiple scraps, no two cloths are ever the same.
7. Biodegradable/Disposable Waste Bag
If you’ve got a dog or two as my family does, there’s no doubt you’ve wondered about having bags to pick up after them. While there are small waste bags available, not all of them are biodegradable.
Onya produces a pack of 25 waste bags that are biodegradable and disposable. So there’s no need to worry about these bags polluting the environment.
8. Reusable Sandwich Wraps
It is not always easy to keep one’s sandwich nice and fresh. Depending on the method of storage, your child’s lunch might have spoiled from being wrapped in just paper. Onya’s reusable sandwich wraps are made from the recycled plastic material, removing a great deal of pollution from the environment.
9. Recycled Plastic Rugs
Drinking straw are a very large problem for the environment. They affect wildlife when they’re tossed out with no afterthought. Using material from recycled plastic straws, Fab Habit uses refined plastic straws to make rugs that come in multiple colors.
Who knows? It can be a great conversation piece.
10. Fair Trade Organic Towels
When it comes to towel material, cotton is the absolute best. Bhumi, using sustainable farming methods, makes their towels from 100% cotton.
11. Ballpoint Pens Made using Recycled Material
Adult in the workforce and college student both use a substantial amount of ballpoint pens. To curb the pollution caused by plastic, popular office product company Pilot has taken to making their plastic pens from recycled water bottles.
12. Eco Friendly Decking
When you live on the outskirts of town or a few miles from it, a deck is a great addition to the visual aesthetic. Eco-conscious company Trex creates deck panels from 95% recycled wood and plastic film.
Their manufacturing process is also eco-friendly, so you can rest easy knowing your purchase helps keep the environment safe.