Technology

National Geographic launches sustainable luggage made from water bottles

National Geographic has partnered up with Aussie brand Courier Luggage to create a sustainable and eco-friendly luggage collection.

The luggage is made from iPET technology, using post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

See also: National Geographic unveils terrifying imagery of our oceans plastic problem

“Consumers can now purchase iPET luggage from National Geographic that removes bottles from the single use cycle and turns them into a lasting and quality product,” said Vanessa Hushen, Environmentalist and Managing Director of Courier Luggage.

Each year, 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. Some estimates suggest this plastic could remain in marine environments for 450 years or longer, and the problem is only getting worse.

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As a global brand with a rich history of scientific discovery and exploration, National Geographic said it is dedicated to establishing partnerships with like-minded corporations such as Courier Luggage who share a vision to make the world a better place.

“Australians are passionate travellers. In partnering with Courier Luggage on this unique and eco-friendly product, we can help Australian consumers minimise their impact on the environment”, comments Tim Jones, General Manager, National Geographic Partners Australia and New Zealand.

According to National Geographic, the iPET luggage is lightweight and super strong with anti-scratch properties, a built-in USB portal and it comes in a stylish range of colours and styles.

Recycling plastics to produce the National Geographic iPET Recycled Luggage Collection saves energy, resources and reduces waste. A carryon bag is made with 84 PET plastic bottles, a medium bag with 118 bottles and a large bag 144 bottles.

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  • Paul Sharp

    Really? While this may use less resources than virgin material it is in no way sustainable. For one it relies on the existence of unsustainable single use bottles and does nothing to address that problem. It may actually make some people feel ok about using single use bottles. If you want lowest impact luggage, use what you already own, borrow from a friend or buy from an op shop.

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