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Tis’ the season for the beach! Whether you’re rolling solo or bringing the whole crew with you, there always seems to be a lot of beach necessities in tow. While stocking up on all of the things that you need, why not purchase beach friendly items that have been crafted from recycled materials? Check out the following products and consider incorporating them into your summer essentials!
You sit on the beach and see the sailboats go by, but do you ever stop and wonder what happens to the sails on those boats when it’s time for them to be replaced? Yup, you guessed it! They go right into the landfill. Thanks to companies like Urban Barrels that problem is coming to an end—by taking these old and unused sails and turning them into backpacks that turn into beach towels. Pretty cool huh? We think so too!
We drive on the roads all the time, stuck in traffic, passing by billboards, but where do those billboards go when the next blockbuster movie comes out and the last is just old news? The California based company Rareform is collecting those billboards before they reach the garbage and turning them into very cool beach accessories. The coolest thing? Their surfboard covers! Have your own very unique cover to protect your prized possession while you’re on the way to catch some waves.
Let’s be honest here. If you’re an avid beach goer then you know that flip flops don’t necessarily have a very long life span. To make matters worse, a lot of them are made from rubber. Before you go and purchase your next pair, look into sustainable companies like Feelgoodz. These flip flops are made from 100% sustainable sources like natural rubber from Thai rubber trees!
No beach trip would be complete without a good ole’ towel. These towels from Nomadix are made from 100% recycled materials and that’s just what we’re looking for! Even though they are recycled products, that doesn’t mean that they are lacking in stylish design. Choose from a variety of different colors and patterns and use your new towel for the beach, yoga, camping and so much more.
Do you know of any companies that are recycling materials and turning them into awesome products? Let us know in the comments!