Barefoot Wine and famous surf filmmaker Jason Baffa have teamed up to create One Beach, a film about artists coming up with creative new ways to clean up beaches. The mission, really, is to make beaches barefoot friendly...something that is surprisingly hard to come by these days.
The film (shown below) documents the stories of people who find use for junk collected on beaches. There’s Richard and Judith Lang from California who are dealing with the marine debris that wash up along their coastline. They collect everything from plastic bottle caps to piles of tangled fishing nets, drag everything back to their barn, throw it together, and take photos. The results are colorful wall hangings featuring everything from toothbrushes to hair clips.
Barbara de Vries from the Bahamas has been using beach plastic to create earrings, necklaces, and even bikinis, and has actually become a critically acclaimed designer. Her business, called Plastic is Forever, is even making a difference in the lives of local Bahamian women as she teaches them how to create these fashion pieces.
Unconvinced? One man is shown holding a jar of material collected from three shovel scoops and sorted through a strainer after visiting Plastics Beach in Hawaii. If you look closely, you'll realize it’s all plastic. Beach pollution is real, and it's a big problem.