Susty talk: Cardboard tents + ocean plastic sunglasses

I’m a regular voice on Tom Idle’s awesome Better Business Show. Each week, we discuss the goings on in sustainable business.

We’re always chatting ocean plastic innovations here on the BBS – like adidas’ swarve trainer made from the non-virgin stuff – and this week it’s sunglasses. Wittly titled ‘Sea Plastic Differently’, the good folk at Norton Point have whipped up some very cool shades made from recovered high-density-polyethylene (HDPE) ocean plastics.

With every pair of sunglasses they sell, they’re cleaning up a pound of plastic from the ocean, and helping to create jobs and income for local collectors in Haiti. Norton Point’s Kickstarter campaign is now finished, raking in a cool $55,367.

Plus, could cardboard and bioplastic be the future of camping at Glasto and other festivals? Kartent and Comp-A-Tent might help that messy problem of the 5,000 abandoned tents at the Brit event. Plus, could hemp be taking over the world, and check out the new hub sharing and caring around anti-litter campaigns (Don’t Mess With Texas).

Jump to the end for our chinwag.  Plus, how are these innovators turning cow burps into plastic? Tune in to the rest of the show to find out.

Happy listening 🙂

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