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Travel safely and protect the ocean with Pacsafe’s Econyl fabric

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Mark Moore
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Pacsafe, a company that is best known for making items that help keep travelers — and their valuables — safe and secure while on the road.

To celebrate, the gear manufacturer is releasing two limited-edition products that not only uphold its reputation for enhanced travel security but also have a lasting impact on the health of our oceans.

The new Travelsafe 3L Econyl Portable Safe and Vibe 28 Econyl Anti-Theft Backpack use a special fabric that has been manufactured from pre- and post-consumer waste recovered from the ocean.

This material is called Econyl and it is mostly made up of fishing nets and other nylon that collects in the water, often creating entanglement hazards for sea turtles and other marine life.

Once taken from the ocean, the recovered materials are sent to an Econyl depolymerization plant where they are transformed into nylon yarn that can be used to create new products.

The end result is less waste in the ocean and more eco-friendly consumer goods.

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