Tuesday, December 06
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Beach Love

North Forkers are full of awestruck admiration for the sound and bays with their miles of pristine beaches. Keeping them clean is a priority. Recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets are showing up in everything from comforters to Jenga® games. Here are some solutions to the ever present threat of plastic garbage.

An Ounce of Prevention
Simply using a water filter pitcher can help to end single-use plastic bottles. The 64-ounce Hydros pitcher filters water for the whole family in less than a minute. Hydroslife.com or Amazon.com $32
Pro-planet Kicks
Psudo sustainable sneakers are made in the USA from recycled water bottles. For every sneaker, 7.2 single use plastic bottles are saved from oceans and landfills. Since launch, Psudo has diverted 61,000 bottles and counting. Psudo.com or Zappos.com, women’s $128
Walk on Me
Few countries are as art directed as Sweden and this Pappelina plastic rug is a good example of its aesthetic excellence. Pappelina only uses certificated phthalate and toxic free PVC material manufactured in Sweden, fully approved by REACH®. These rugs are easy to clean and even washable outdoors with a hose. Available in multiple sizes and colors from the Sylvester and Co. General store in Sag Harbor. Sylvesterandco.com from $110
Cruising with a mission
Ahi Performance Cruiser Skateboard, 27 inch, made from certified NetPlus® material with each deck incorporating 50 square feet of recycled fishing nets. So far, the company has collected some 3,366,051 pounds and counting of discarded fishing nets. Bureo.co $195

Good Karma YogaSuga yoga mats give non-biodegradeable wetsuits a second life by keeping them out of landfills. Because Suga mats are manufactured from Neoprene they don’t sponge up bacteria, dust, dirt, and sweat from yoga floors. Sugamats.com from $89