Yes, you’ve read that right! …. Billabong’s Platinum X Recycler Series Boardshorts are made with a clever process which turns plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into a stretch fabric. It’s a smart idea, given that PET fibres are also the same fibres used to make most sailboat sails. As a material, it has resiliency, high abrasion resistance, high UV resistance, and high flex strength. But what’s really important here is the impact that Billabong has been creating up to to date by saving over 40,000,000 plastic bottles from ending up in landfills.
SIMA (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association) – Environmental Product of the Year
Billabong’s Platinum X Recycler Series Boardshorts won the Surf Industry Manufacturers Award for environmental product of the year 2008, 2009, and came runner up in 2010 and 2011.