Turning Ghost Gear Into Sustainable Sunglasses

What Is Ghost Gear?
Did you know that abandoned or lost fishing gear, also known as ghost gear, is one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution in our oceans? This discarded gear continues to trap and kill marine life for years, causing immense damage to our underwater ecosystems. But what if we could turn this harmful waste into something useful and sustainable?
That's where ECONYL® comes in. This innovative material is made by recovering and regenerating nylon waste, including ghost gear, and turning it into a high-quality yarn that can be used in a variety of products, from clothing to carpets.
The process begins with collecting and cleaning the recovered ghost gear. The nylon is then processed and transformed into a polymer that can be spun into yarn. This yarn is then used to create a wide range of products, from swimwear to sportswear, that are not only stylish but also environmentally friendly.
The benefits of ECONYL® go beyond reducing plastic pollution. The production process uses less water and energy than traditional nylon production, and it generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, by choosing products made with ECONYL®, consumers can support the circular economy and help create a more sustainable fashion industry.
So, if you buy a pair of sunglasses made with ECONYL®, not only will you be supporting sustainable fashion, but you'll also be playing a part in cleaning up our oceans and protecting marine life. Together, we can turn the tide on plastic pollution and create a brighter future for our planet.

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