Plastic Bottle Recycling
Plastic waste is all over the news because it’s a very big problem that is not easily solved. If we don’t change our lifestyle, our planet will soon be covered in plastic, which is extremely bad for our environment and health. There are lots of things we can do to help, and plastic bottle recycling is a good way to get started.
Why you should try plastic bottle recycling?
Plastic bottle recycling is a way of reusing plastic waste, so it doesn’t end up in our oceans or landfills. Polyethylene terephthalate (also known as PET) is a highly recyclable material that can be turned into new plastic packagings. Although PET is a relatively clean type of plastic, only a small portion of the collected plastic bottles are clean enough to be reused as packaging for food products. The other amount of plastic is shredded into small flakes. These flakes are melted and filtered so every impurity is removed from the mass. The remaining flakes are crushed into pellets from which we can make strands of yarn by melting and extruding them through micro-holes. From these pieces of thread we can make clothes that are green and highly sustainable.
By contributing to plastic bottle recycling you are actively helping us to make a change. It doesn’t take up much of your time and efforts, but it has a huge effect on our environment and the future of our planet.
Make a change by recycling plastic bottles
Worldwide huge amounts of plastic bottles are bought every second of every day and these numbers are likely to increase notably the next few years. The plastic waste crisis around the world rivals the thread of climate change. Natural systems and organisms on our planet are getting polluted and the toxins carried by plastic are working their way to our dinner plates through seafood. This is why we need to work together to create a cleaner and healthier planet. Start by recycling plastic bottles and don’t forget to educate the people around you and ask them to do the same. We can only fight this crisis if we all do it together.
Waste2Wear is a company that commits to collecting plastic waste and turning it into clothes and bags. This way we believe we can prevent even more amounts of plastic to enter the oceans and landfills. By buying and wearing our products, you’re supporting is in collecting and recycling plastic bottles and offering them a new purpose as fabrics. Wearing out products also sends a message in the right direction.