The world is facing several global challenges. Three of these - rampant climate changes, loss of biodiversity and massive littering of plastics in the oceans - are acute and interrelated.
Recently, reports have been published that highlight the seriousness of species extinction, and these indicate that it is mainly two driving forces behind the loss of diversity: climate change and the transformation of natural ecosystems into cities and agricultural land, often intensely managed monocultures with high use of pesticides and mineral fertilizer. Climate change is caused by use of fossil fuels in our production- and transport systems and for energy and electricity.
And finally, the littering of our oceans consists mainly of plastic articles and microplastics that are washed out, affecting all seas and oceans. A recent study shows that there are more plastic articles in the oceans than stars in the Milky Way. The plastic covers bottoms and coral reefs, thereby destroying habitats for plants and animals, and is mistaken for food so that fish and other sea-borne animals are starving to death after filling the stomachs with plastic instead of food. These challenges are a result of our society’s unsustainable production and consumption patterns. We need to find new ways to close the loops, not let resources go to waste and be more careful with what nature gives us.
Creating benefits for the planet
Reused Remade has found an answer and a solution to all three of these challenges. By reusing a resource that is otherwise seen as trash, we make products that gives a smaller environmental footprint while at the same time replacing products that could end up as garbage in the seas: A Reused Remade bag made of upcycled hotel sheets can be used over and over again and replace bags of, for example, fossil plastic, bio-based plastic, recycled PET or virgin cotton. By using a material that would otherwise have been discarded and give it a new use, natural resources such as land, energy and water are saved.
80% of textiles' climate and environmental impact occurs in the production phase, and by reusing we can skip large parts of that phase. Did you know that a Reused Remade bag saves 90% CO2 emissions compared to a conventionally grown virgin cotton bag?
So, let’s reuse for the planet!
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