"We just can’t afford to have harmful substances like plastic on the planet".

“We just can’t afford to have harmful substances like plastic on the planet, and we’re quickly coming to the realization that we just can’t continue like this,” Gutsch says. Parley, he adds, “has reached the moment where we’ve done everything we can to raise awareness of how endangered the oceans are, and how bad plastic is.” Advocating for brands and designers to abandon the material completely, in favor of naturally derived, biodegradable alternatives, he says, is the natural next step. Read more.