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Cozy clothes and yoga pants — Key source of ocean pollution

Key Largo - Yoga pants, Patagonia's cozy jackets, sweat-wicking athletic wear and other types of comfortable clothing all have one thing in common — these items are emerging as a major source of pollution in our waterways, lakes and oceans.

Are biodegradable plastics becoming nearer to reality?

Plastics are a major pollutant, primarily because the constituent particles do not break down. One of the areas heaviest hit are the oceans where plastic particles damage sea life. To avoid such hazards, researchers are developing biodegradable plastics.

These Adidas 3-D printed sneakers are made from ocean waste

Paris - During the climate talks in Paris earlier this week, Adidas unveiled a new type of sneaker that has a 3-D printed mid-sole fashioned from recycled polyester and gillnets. The company did this in partnership with the group Parley for the Oceans.

Polyester More Environmentally-Friendly than Cotton

Synthetic fabrics like polyester require less energy than cotton. While womans wardrobes change every year, the environment suffers from the clothes thrown away before the end of their natural life. The fast fashion industry contributes to global warming.

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