How does the recycling process work?
A team of professional waste collectors are contracted to collect post-consumer plastic water bottles. The bottles are flattened and taken by truck to a recycling facility. This is where the conversion process begins in turning the bottles into a new usable commodity.
- A flotation and separation process removes the caps and labels from the bottles, as they are made of plastics with different characteristics.
- Different coloured RPET plastic bottles are separated. Clear plastic is the most in demand but we use all colours. Nothing goes to waste.
- Plastic bottles are then processed into flakes
- After being washed the flakes are melted
- Raw filament yarns are pulled from the melted polyester
- The result is a clean, valuable, and recycled raw material perfect for the textile industry
- The raw filament yarns are spun into yarn and ultimately woven into a variety of different fabrics
- This includes 100% RPET and eco-friendly blends including cotton, spandex, viscose, wool etc.