Did you ever think that the solution to one of our planet’s biggest problem could be as simple as slipping on a bikini?
Introducing Sponge. Developed by professors Mihri and Cengiz Ozkan at the University of California, alongside Ph.D student Daisy Patino and Ph. D graduate Hamed Bay, Sponge may be the answer to cleaning up the Earth’s polluted waters. Sponge is made from a material that is porous, repels water and absorbs harmful substances. Therefore, it is perfectly designed to clean oil and chemical spills in.
After developing the material, architecture and design firm Eray Carbajo, thought Sponge would be perfect to put into clothing, so it was made into a swimsuit. The Sponge can also be incorporated into swim caps and wetsuits. It absorbs up to 25 times its own weight.