Face masks for a cleaner sea
After a period when plastic ceased to have so much prominence in our daily lives, the current fight against coronavirus has again brought it to the forefront.
Those of you who’ve known Trendsplant for a while will know our line of swimsuits and towels made with SEAQUAL fiber, produced in Spain using recycled plastic from recovered marine debris, among others, from the Mediterranean Sea.
We made a quick estimate of the impact of this decision, of working with SEAQUAL, in terms of the environment: Taking into consideration the number of swimsuits sold, we’ve recycled more than 10,000 plastic bottles, something similar to what two baby elephants would weigh.
SEAQUAL fabric is also present in the new face masks we produce, which are reversible and are already on sale. Each one of them means that a couple of small water bottles were recycled. Considering that the life of a disposable face mask is 450 years and that the ones we offer can be used more than 73 times without losing effectiveness, the decision we’ve made at Trendsplant is helping to reduce the environmental consequences for our planet.
We cannot be 100% sustainable. That is not to be achieved quickly. Companies are unaware of many parts of their manufacturing process. Yes, we can help and contribute to make this a better world, where our step leaves a smaller environmental footprint.