The destructive deluge of plastic waste blighting our oceans is a huge environmental problem. 5 trillion pieces contaminate our seas and the accumulation is set to quadruple in the next 20 years. In fact, there is expected to be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.The large mass of fishing nets, plastic containers, bottles, packaging and other discarded items are killing and harming marine life and poisoning our fragile ecosystem.
A growing number of clothing brands are making a fashion statement in response to this ecological issue. Fashion houses, sports, swimwear and surfing brands are recovering, recycling and repurposing plastic debris into sustainable styles.
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