No failures of the imagination here. From sneakers made from recycled ocean plastic to salvaged "Sheltersuits" that convert from weather-resistant jackets into sleeping bags for the homeless, here are seven closed-loop designs that cast the concept of "trash" in a whole new light. Above, a dramatic costume, fashioned from Senegal's polluted landscape, serves as a warning of the apocalyptic future that awaits us if humanity doesn't alter its course.
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