When you find out that 20,000 plastic bottles are consumed every second, it’s easy to feel that making a difference with our waste usage habits is something the yachting industry can’t tackle alone. (we’re a lovely eco-caring industry after all).
Still, for a laugh, let’s get serious about our refuse and… yeah, consider a few ways to re-wear and re-use things we may not have considered before.
Pack your bags
Chuck your clobber into an overnight bag by 727 Sailbags (Official Clothing Partner of the 48th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro edition). Completely hand sewn, each is completely made from recycled sails. And while you’re at it chuck in one of their cashmere jumpers with spinnaker elbow pads.
For your legs
You’ll love these super soft vintage Mud Jeans. The company calls the concept “up cycling” with these made-on-demand trousers that have all the character and comfort you would expect from those favourite jeans you’ve had forever. And besides looking good, recycled cotton typically saves about 40% of water, uses no pesticides or insecticides and eliminates landfill by disposed garments in case you were wondering.
No we didn’t forget your feet
The Adidas x Parley Boost running shoes use 22 plastic bottles per pair. Or men you might like the Bel Nanm for Him sandals made from up-cycled tyres and sustainable Haitian leather, which, ‘Directly supports Haitian empowerment and employment’, by Deux Mains. And girls check out the Anne cognac sandals by the same folk. The People’s Movement or MOVMT take up-cycled plastic bags cleaned from Bali with natural and eco-conscious materials to create casual shoes and joggers.
For the evening ladies, chuck in the Piene dress from the Vagabond collection of Viktor & Rolf. It’s recycled vintage. At €1,750 it’s a bit steep but hey it looks great, or how about the Iris jeans and Rachel top? Mmm.. decisions decisions.
Clutching at cans
Your Flo clutch bag by Dala Leo is made from recycled can rings. It’s undoubtedly a conversation starter and it’s fab.
We care about your hydration
Now then, fill up your Sigg Traveller water bottle from the tap (or your handy nearby babbling brook if you have one). Sigg Traveller is made from recycled aluminium bottles with a special coating to stop the metal flavouring the contents.
The Marina Ibiza boasts a reputation as the most environmental marina with EMAS certification. There’s an eco-friendly tender on the water to carry you away. If you are on the other side of the Med head over to the Limassol Marina, the first marina in Cyprus to be awarded ‘Blue Flag’, in recognition of its commitment to environmental awareness and protection.
The Cantiere Savona Luxi33 luxury yacht tender is designed and built in Sardinia by Cantiere Savona. The company collaborates with renewable energy firms to create their eco yacht designs. Luxi means “light” in Sardinian dialect and the boat uses solar panels and the low bulwarks with glass inserts let in natural light to the cockpit.
And your new life is complete with this exquisite superyact
Chug, chug, er, no I mean, slip, slip through the water in serene solar silence, we arrive at one of the most eco-friendly yachts in the world (not sure if we suspend belief here or not) and tie up alongside Feadship’s 83.5m MY Savannah. She’s fitted with the yard’s Breathe propulsion system – meaning she has five different modes of operation; from diesel and diesel-electric combinations to fully electric. A 30-tonne lithium-ion battery bank supplies the power- a million watts of electricity. In diesel mode she till consumes 30% less fuel because of a dynamic hull shape and steep entrance angle.
Guest D.J. on the yacht this evening is Carlos Poppi, a.k.a. Dub Recycle…. Obviously.