Last night at the 13th Global Green Annual Pre-Oscar's party they welcomed celebrities, politicians and green business leaders onto a 'green' red carpet made from recycled nylon - made from materials such as abandoned old fishing nets!
The green carpet was custom made for last night's event by Italian recycling experts Aquafil and manufacturing firm Milliken. For every ton of fishing nets recovered, Aquafil claims it can produce enough recycled nylon yarn for Milliken to make around 11,000 square feet of sustainable carpet.
The carpet is the latest in a series of high profile deals for Aquafil, which previously announced a partnership with swimwear company Speedo to create a new range of swimsuits using the company's recycled nylon technology. The closed-loop scheme repurposes scraps of fabric from Speedo's factory floors to turn into new high-performance swim suits.
The annual Global Green awards celebrates the most impressive green projects run by businesses and organisations around the world. The awards aim to provide a beacon of green glamour during Los Angeles' famous Oscar's Week. In addition to a recycled red carpet, guests arrive in low-emission vehicles and are served an all-organic menu at the zero-waste event.
Elizabeth Nettle's, director of corporate engagement at Global Green, said Aquafil and Milliken were chosen to create the carpet thanks to their commitment to producing sustainable products; "Aquafil has been at the forefront in research of new production models for sustainable development, a pillar of why Global Green exists. So it's fitting that Aquafil and Milliken provide the sustainable green carpet that will welcome eco-minded A-listers to the 13th annual pre-Oscar celebration,"