Bill Clinton Is Really Stoked About This Linkin Park Shirt
The 42nd president checks out eco-friendly Haitian plant where band merch is made
First, they worked with Jay Z on Collision Course. (Then Steve Aoki, then Pusha T, and also there’s that whole Stone Temple Pilots thing.) Now Linkin Park’s latest unexpected collaboration is with none other than President Bill Clinton — sort of. For better or for worse, the 42nd president isn’t adding his saxophone stylings to the nü-metal band’s next LP. Instead, he’s helping fund and promote co-frontman Mike Shinoda’s recycling business in Haiti.
The Linkin Park MC is one of the leaders of Sustainable Recycling Solutions, which employs Haitians to collect recyclable goods and turn them into new products such as clothing, toys, and furniture. Clinton gave SRS a grant last year and, as shown in a new video uploaded by the band, recently flew to Haiti to tour the plant.
In the clip, Shinoda explains the business and shows an astounded Clinton how they made Linkin Part T-shirts and backpacks using recycled bottles. Tees usually require about 10 bottles, while a backpack uses around 50. Learn more about the business and its process in the video above.