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Arvin Goods x Bureo Launch Sustainable Skate Socks
"As a brand that puts sustainability first, we're stoked to be collaborating with Bureo," said Arvin Goods co-founder and creative director Harry Fricker in a statement provided to EcoWatch. "Their mission to recycle ocean-bound plastics is inspiring and aligns with our objective to upcycle textile waste. Together, we're offering an eco-friendly sock that's just as keen on style, design and functionality as it is on sustainable practices."
Arvin Goods x Bureo
Founded in 2017, Arvin Goods makes their products with closed-loop production practices, meaning they use textile scraps and upcycled materials. That way, their socks and underwear don't rely on water- and energy-dependent cotton farms or production facilities. Here's another cool thing they do—once you wear out your Arvin socks, you can donate them back to the company so the pair can be upcycled and continue their loop.
Their partnership with Bureo is fitting. Since 2013, the California-based company has collected more than 200,000 kilograms of fishing nets from 26 participating communities in Chile. Bureo takes these nets and transforms them into recycled nylon pellets called NetPlus to use for manufacturing. Lost fishing gear, also known as ghost nets, is not only a major source of ocean plastic pollution, it can entangle and kill scores of marine animals.
"Like us, Arvin is set out to make the world a cleaner, healthier place," Bureo said in a statement to EcoWatch. "We both exist to offer sustainable end-of-life solutions for discarded materials that harm the environments that we love. We believe that collaborating with Arvin embodies our shared commitment of sustainably manufacturing premium goods."
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‘Companies Should Not Be Allowed to Use Hazardous Ingredients in Products People Use’: Michelle Pfeiffer Speaks Up for Safer Cosmetics
The beauty products we put on our skin can have important consequences for our health. Just this March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that some Claire's cosmetics had tested positive for asbestos. But the FDA could only issue a warning, not a recall, because current law does not empower the agency to do so.
Michelle Pfeiffer wants to change that.
The actress and Environmental Working Group (EWG) board member was spotted on Capitol Hill Thursday lobbying lawmakers on behalf of a bill that would increase oversight of the cosmetics industry, The Washington Post reported.
By Julia Conley
Scientists at the United Nations' intergovernmental body focusing on biodiversity sounded alarms earlier this month with its report on the looming potential extinction of one million species — but few heard their calls, according to a German newspaper report.
The climate crisis is a major concern for American voters with nearly 40 percent reporting the issue will help determine how they cast their ballots in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, according to a report compiled by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
Of more than 1,000 registered voters surveyed on global warming, climate and energy policies, as well as personal and collective action, 38 percent said that a candidate's position on climate change is "very important" when it comes to determining who will win their vote. Overall, democratic candidates are under more pressure to provide green solutions as part of their campaign promises with 64 percent of Democrat voters saying they prioritize the issue compared with just 34 percent of Independents and 12 percent of Republicans.
President Donald Trump has agreed to sign a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill that will help Americans still recovering from the flooding, hurricanes and wildfires that have devastated parts of the country in the past two years. Senate Republicans said they struck a deal with the president to approve the measure, despite the fact that it did not include the funding he wanted for the U.S.-Mexican border, CNN reported.
"The U.S. Senate has just approved a 19 Billion Dollar Disaster Relief Bill, with my total approval. Great!" the president tweeted Thursday.