The world is struggling with a single-use plastic crisis, but The North Face and National Geographic are taking action with their new bottle source collection. As part of North Face’s bottle source program, the collab is helping give plastic a second life by using the waste to create each sweatshirt and T-shirt in this sustainable collection.
The plastic being used for the collection is being taken from waste streams found in public spaces, including Yosemite, Great Smoky Mountains, and Grand Teton National Parks. Each piece dons the phrase,“WASTE IS OVER,” which highlights both companies emphasis on recycling and reusing plastics in new alternative ways.
To help fight the growing volume of plastic production and waste, which will increase to 34 billion metric tons by 2050, The North Face will donate one dollar to the National Park Foundation to support sustainability projects and programs.
The collection’s price ranges from $35 for the short sleeve T-shirt’s to $60 for the hoodies. Take a closer look at the collab in the gallery above, and then shop for your favorite pieces on The North Face website, available now.
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