Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware of the fact that plastic is one of the main marine pollutants. Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) writes that Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic end up in our oceans. According to data from 2020, plastics consistently make up 80% of all marine debris.
Because of alarming facts like these, more and more individuals and companies are switching to sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. One of them is NYA-EVO, a Belgium-based company that has just launched a unique camera backpack. What’s so special about it, I hear you ask. Well, it was made entirely from recycled nylon and it combines sustainability, durability, practicality, and great design.
NYA-EVO backpacks are made from ECONYL, a material made from recycled nylon that otherwise pollutes the Earth. Other than infamous fishing nets, nylon for Econyl also comes from items like carpets and industrial plastic. One of its perks is that it can be recycled and remade over and over again, reducing the pollution further (at least theoretically).
The company offers two models of backpacks: a larger Fjord 60-C and a smaller Fjord 36. Both of them are now made from Econyl and NYA-EVO promises that they’re made to last. They come with a removable waist belt, a rain cover, and a ton of pockets and organization units. And what I can notice, they also look beautiful in all of the four colors available: black, green, red, and blue.
NYA-EVO has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the backpacks and it has already pledged over $9,000 out of $5,095 goal. There are various pledges to choose from, starting from $239 for a Fjord 36 Econyl Pack (20% off regular $299 retail pricing). The larger, Fjord 60-C backpack, starts at $300.
Of course, there’s so much more we can do to make the planet less polluted. It’s partly an individual responsibility, sure. However, so many corporations should finally start actually contributing to the cause instead of greenwashing the public. But that’s the topic for another time… Or perhaps even a different blog.