Sustainable Statement Coat One of a Kind Plastic Karma Rain Coat Recycled Plastic Bags Recycling Raincoat, Trench Coat, Unique,Rare, Handmade, Romantic 50s Cut The coat is in 50's Jacky Onassis retro style cut Small size 34-36 EU The coat is from 3 layers of plastic bags melted into a one plastic fabricSmall glue on Velcro buttons in frontThis coat is made to create awareness in recycling and plastic waste; in faith of a pollution free environment
Plastic Karma DURGA Recycled Plastic Rain Coat
- One of A KIND "Plastic Karma" Raincoat
Made from corporate plastic bags, like Little, Albert Heijn, Hema, Marks and Spencer and other supermarkets.
Learned the technique of ironing plastic from Amritapuri Ashram in India, within Amrita SeRVe project,
where we picked up plastic from environment for recycling purposes.
Amrita SeRVe’s vision is to empower villagers to live in communities that are prosperous and self reliant. These are places where people are healthy and educated and where they lead lives of dignity in a clean, pollution-free environment.
Such conditions will lead us to vibrant cultures rooted in India’s age-old traditional wisdom. Because villagers are the providers of most of our food supply, this positive existence can lead to a sense of community and gratitude throughout the entire country. (amritaserve.org)
Luca Chiapatti photography
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However, durable and very slow to degrade, plastic materials that are used in the production of so many products all, ultimately, become waste with staying power. Our tremendous attraction to plastic, coupled with an undeniable behavioral propensity of increasingly over-consuming, discarding, littering and thus polluting, has become a combination of lethal nature.
The ultimate symbol of our throwaway lifestyle is the plastic bag: 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags is the number consumed annually, which is about a million a minute. The production of plastic bags creates enough solid waste per year to fill the Empire State Building two and a half times. The petroleum used to make only 14 plastic bags could drive a car 1 mile.
Plastic bags are commonly found in waterways, on beaches, and in other unofficial dumping sites across China, for instance. Litter caused by the notorious bags has been referred to as “white pollution.”