Last year, The 30A Company (30A.com) decided it needed to do more to help reduce the amount of plastic being dumped into landfills and waterways.
“Plastic can take up to 1,000 years to decompose, and every plastic bottle ever made is still here on the planet somewhere,” said JoAnn Ribaudo, 30A’s Chief Operating Officer. “We decided to make it our mission to help clean up our oceans by recycling plastic in an innovative way.”
So, the company began making T-shirts and other eco-friendly apparel from recycled plastic water bottles.
“Every 30A Dumpster Diver shirt is made from approximately eight recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles,” said Ribaudo.
With the sale of its 125,000th Dumpster Diver shirt in April, The 30A Company has recycled 1 million plastic bottles that would have otherwise ended up in landfills or oceans.
30A’s line of eco-friendly apparel is now available in over 150 retail locations nationwide, as far west as Ocean Shores, Washington; as far north as Prior Lake, Minnesota; as far south as South Padre, Texas; and as far east as Gilford, New Hampshire.
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“Everyone’s shocked by how incredibly soft these recycled shirts are,” said Megan Lyons, Sales Manager for 30A Dumpster Diver. “When people find out they’re actually doing something good for the planet too, they become obsessed.”
Dumpster Diver’s recycled yarn is made in the U.S.A., and the eco-friendly shirts are printed in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The apparel line features 9 different colors, over 30 designs and numerous styles, including T-shirts, V-necks, tank tops, slouches, beach cover-ups and more.