31 Oct '17, 6pm

Artist Gives New Life to Flint's Empty Water Bottles by Turning Them Into Clothing

Flint , Michigan doesn't just have a water problem—it has a water bottle problem. Ever since the 2014 lead contamination crisis, city residents have had no choice but to turn to bottled water for their daily H2O needs. The state is required to give each Flint resident 14 bottles daily, and when you multiply that with its population of approximately 97,000, that's more than 1.3 million bottles that could be handed out in a single day. That's a lot of plastic —and it's not always recycled. But artist Mel Chin has come up with a genius solution for this massive water bottle surplus—the Flint Fit project. He's teamed up with fashion designer and Detroit native Tracy Reese and the Queens Museum in New York City to turn the bottles into raincoats, swimwear and other clothing items. According to mlive.com , empty plastic water bottles are currently being gathered from homes, comm...

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