Ocean Plastic is not Fantastic—These Products Help Reduce It

by BUST Magazine

Everyday is Earth Day, so check out these six plastic free products 

Grapefruit and Palmarosa Sea Mineral Liquid Soap
Since 2017, Captain Blankenship has diverted 3,776 pounds of plastic from our oceans, upcycling it to make bottles for soaps (including this citrus-y one), shampoos, and conditioners. $24, captainblankenship.com

Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3 Sneakers
Nike diverts over 1 billion plastic bottles per year from landfills and oceans, melting them down to make the yarn used in its jerseys and shoes, including this Flyknit running shoe. $167.97, nike.com

Heat Wave Pink Towel
Nomadix aims for people to “own less, do more” with this long-lasting towel—made from eight post-consumer plastic bottles—that you can keep forever. $39.95, nomadix.co

Grapefruit Sativa Pre-Rolled Joint
The Ocean Cannabis Company recovers nearly 4½ tons of plastic marine waste every six months to make upcycled containers. $5 – $10 for a .75 gram pre-roll, oceancannabisco.com

Angel.Wash Shampoo
By using 100 percent reclaimed ocean waste plastic to package hair products (like this gentle, volumizing shampoo), Kevin Murphy estimates the company will save 360 tons of plastic from the ocean each year. $31, kevinmurphy.com.au

Pipilotti Rist X Parley Special Edition Ocean Bag
Purchasing this bag—made from about five plastic bottles—helps remove 20 pounds of ocean plastic through environmental platform Parley’s 28-country cleanup initiative. $50, shop.parley.tv


By Callie Watts
Photographed by Gisel Florez

This piece originally appeared in the Spring 2020 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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