10 recycled plastic bottles = boardshorts
I was pretty stoked the other day when my friend showed me the new boardshorts he picked up at a Labor Day weekend sale. They're from Billabong's Eco Collection, which means they are made from 100% recycled polyester. Each pair of shorts is made from approximately 10 recycled plastic bottles.
He picked out this pair called "Donnie's Fins," from Coastal Edge, a surf shop in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. These shorts and others are available through Coastal Edge's online store, too. The shorts are very soft and the material seems high quality and durable. Billabong features similar items in an eco section on the company's website, including t-shirts made from 50% recycled PET bottles and 50% organic cotton.
Check out the new collection, and remember to recycle your plastic bottles.