Plastic pollution and Ocean conservation has been a hot topic in recent years. In 2018, legislation to ban plastic straws in California, New York and Hawaii was introduced while the U.N. declared a war on ocean plastic. Many would argue that our conservation issues arise from over-consumption and that simply addressing cleanup alone is only part of the solution. Reborn Rubber is a company that aims to tackle ocean cleanup using a material re-use and donation model. The company sources and cleans used wetsuits headed for the landfill and combines those materials with recycled polyester to make slim wallets. Here’s the awesome part. . . a portion of what you pay for the wallet is donated to ocean cleanup. Oh . . the wallets look and feel pretty cool too.
How is this environmentally beneficial?
Wetsuits are made from a very resilient synthetic rubber called neoprene. This material is great for insulation and staying warm on a cold day in the surf however it’s on the list of non-biodegradable polymers. Diverting wetsuit rubber and using polyester fabric spun from recycled plastic bottles makes for an environmentally low impact product.
Reborn Rubber wallets are about as thick as a smartphone when fully loaded with cards and best of all they float. If you’re looking for extra room in your pocket this wallet is extremely thin. The wallet has two front pockets that hold 8-10 cards and a rear pocket for a primary card or cash. Wetsuits come in almost every color so the color offerings change as wetsuits are acquired by the business and inventory may change based on popularity.
Free Shipping and Coupon Code
If you’d like to pick up a Reborn Rubber wallet they offer free shipping within the continental United States. Use coupon code Incredible10 at checkout for 10% off and the company will still donate to ocean cleanup at 10% of the full retail value.