Colorado traffic police department has come up with a unique endeavor to ensure the driving safety of motorbike riders in Denver. Through a new partnership with ‘Advance Auto Parts’, Denver police is helping out the motorists, who might not be able to spend money in repairing their damaged vehicle parts.
Advanced Auto Parts store has provided the Denver Police Department with 100 each worth $25 for handing out to the pulled-over motor drivers. Driving with a broken or damaged vehicle part is considered a traffic rule violation and motorists are often pulled over by cops due to this very reason. Then they are either given a warning or a ticket to pay a fine. But from now on, the Denver police will have the option to give a $25 gift card instead, if they pull over any motorist for a defective headlight, bad taillight, or any other broken parts. This money will help them in fixing the damaged part and back on the road with further safety.
The Vision Behind the Effort
According to Paul Pazen, the Denver Police Chief, this Advanced Auto Parts donation has helped the police department in getting better compliance with the motorists and also strengthening social relationships with the community. The officers have already issued few cards and have enjoyed the sigh of relief and smiles on the pulled-over drivers’ faces.
Fashion Brand Is Transforming Russia’s Garbage Into Chic Accessories
Although garbage seems to be a worldwide problem, it’s cities like St. Petersburg in Russia that have it worse than other areas. Fortunately for locals, a Russian fashion brand called 99Recycle is working hard to turn the city’s huge piles of garbage into chic and trendy bags and other accessories.
A Successful Recycling Project From Russia
99Recycle is an up-and-coming Russian company whose goal is to collect all kinds of recyclable materials from St. Petersburg’s garbage and transform it into bespoke fashion accessories and school products. The brand recently won Recycle/Upcycle Project of the Year (2020) and is now proudly creating a number of items, including backpacks, bags, laptop cases, and even skateboards and bicycles. Companies can also order branded items from 99Recycle.
Sustainability in Fashion Is a Growing Concern
As the 21st-century rolls on, more and more people are beginning to look at sustainable solutions like using recycled materials for fashion items. Given that this industry is one of the main contributors to worldwide pollution, this shift to sustainable fashion is crucially important. To create its beautiful bags and backpacks, 99Recycle uses a large 3D printer (based on a Hyundai design) that utilizes recycled plastic as a raw material.
So far, the team has collected more than 70 tons of plastic by collaborating with local nonprofits dedicated to recycling different types of materials. One of their projects was led by head designer Olga Glagoleva (pictured above), where the team created a line of hoodies, shirts, and fashion accessories using leftover materials from dairy packaging.
Russia’s Garbage Problem
The reason 99Recycle’s efforts are especially important in Russia is the fact that the country’s landfills are much larger and more poorly managed compared to other European cities. Russia’s throw-away culture continues to contribute to the problem, but 99Recycle is doing its best to educate people through lectures and classes on sustainability and recycling options.