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Emma Watson's Met Gala Outfit Is Recyclable, Because Pants

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Emma Watson's all about sustainable clothing, as she proved at Monday's Met Gala by wearing an outfit that was made of plastic bottles — and also had pants.

Turns out Watson's approach to being "sustainable" isn't just about the materials of a garment, but how often you end up wearing it.

"I tried to create a dress with my stylist which had lots of different elements, which I would be able to reuse and re-wear," the actress told CNN's Derek Blasberg in a video segment on Wednesday. "So our hope is that I will wear the trousers, which are underneath the skirt, again. I will wear the bustier again. The skirt, I will wear again."

So THAT explains all those pants on the red carpet. The former Harry Potter star-turned-feminism rockstar and environmental crusader is a big fan of pants, wearing them at countless major high-profile events. Now we understand why: all the recycling potential!

As Watson told Blasberg on CNN, "If you buy something, do you think you're going to wear it 30 times? And if you can commit to that, then that's a sustainable purchase."

Behold the sustainability:

Emma Watson Met Gala Outfit Photo: Getty Images

Emma Watson at the Met Gala, May 2016

Emma Watson Pants White House Correspondents Photo: Getty Images

Emma Watson at the White House Correspondents Dinner, April 2016

Emma Watson in pants at the Time 100 Photo: Getty Images

Emma Watson at the Time 100, April 2015

Emma Watson in Pants at the Golden Globes Photo: Getty Images

Emma Watson at the 2014 Golden Globes

Emma Watson Red Carpet Pants Photo: Getty Images

Emma Waton at the "This Is The End" premiere, June 2013

We have no doubt Watson's got a few black trousers in her closet that are nearing the "30 wears" mark. If that qualifies as recycling, count us in.

Emma Watson Met Gala Outfit CNN

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