Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) are making masks by reusing plastic waste that polluted the sea. It is doing so in a partnership with Rash’R, which sells eco-friendly activewear.
This is great news for both sea animals and humans, as sea pollution can be reduced drastically with this effort.
The organization is using plastic bottles that once polluted the sea beaches. They have come up with this bright idea of using plastic waste to make masks, out of their love for the ocean.
The masks cost $20.40 each and you will get 5 replacement filters each mask. They are available in five designs that showcase sea animals like great white sharks and manta rays. The organization also has special masks for children between the ages of 4 to 10.
Lisa Nicklin, vice president of consumer marketing at PADI Worldwide said that they are not profiting by selling this product. They simply want to protect the ocean, and help people fight the ongoing crisis.
With pre-orders going up to 15,000 already, the company is very busy trying to meet the demand. The popularity of the masks has helped in reusing 1267 pounds of ocean waste to date.