SUBS – Recycled Plastic Flip Flops
So, I thought it would be a good idea to tell you about SUBS. They are a New Zealand company which whose aim is to prevent and reduce plastic waste by transforming it into high performance, recycled plastic flip flops.
In developing Subs flip-flops, they not only wanted to use recycled materials in their packaging and products, but they wanted to make sure their products could be fully recycled at the end of their use, that could be fed back into the reprocessing system for reuse in new products completing the cycle of circular economy manufacturing.
These flip flops are super comfy to wear, very durable (I’ve had mine a couple of years and they are still going strong!), upcyclable and of course environmentally friendly.
SUBs are made of recycled plastic sourced partly from their beach cleans, post-consumer waste, plus commercial and industrial plastic waste recycling and they pledge to remove one kilo of marine debris from our ocean ecosystems for every pair sold.
The plastic that is recovered from the beach cleans that is recyclable is sent for sorting and further processing by third party companies and combined with commercial and industrial plastic waste from sources such as hospitals (vinyl gloves), construction (wire casing and pipes) which is all processed together to make SUBS formula pellets ready for injection moulding.
A little bit about SUBS features:
Soles – Subs ‘sole formula ensures that you get both durability and comfort. As soon as you start wearing your subs they quickly mold to your feet, which gives you long lasting comfort.
Straps – The flip flop straps are designed and positioned to be comfortable between your toes.
The plugs are strong and durable ensuring they won’t come out by mischance.
Lastly their performance is extremely good in wet conditions and off the beaten track. The design on the top and bottom of the soles allows you to get a good grip on any surface and carry on with your adventures.