Shopping at my local Marshalls, I came across some much-needed blue-jeans that were made from recycled water bottles. Initially, I thought they’d be stiff and unforgiving, but I was pleasantly surprised to feel how soft, comfortable yet durable they were.
As our landfills are stretched to the breaking point, let’s look at 5 different products that re-purpose plastic bottles and how your own office can benefit from re-purposing your own recycled paper and reducing your carbon footprint.
San Francisco-based Mafia Bags makes its backpacks, duffels, and totes out of recycled sailcloth, which is both light and durable.
Everstrand carpet by Mohawk is made of recycled bottles, too!
Patagonia has been recycling plastic soda bottles into fleece since 1993, so it’s been at this longer than most companies. Today most of its Capilene base layers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece incorporate recycled polyester.
P-3 Closed Loop
Power of Three® is a collaboration of three innovative industries; paper shredding, paper making and paper delivery. The combined power of these three industries working together to recycle your paper provides more value to you then these companies working independently.
Founded in Vermont, P3 is a three step process of shredding your confidential paper, making new paper products with your shredded paper and delivering paper products in the form of paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, and facial tissue back to you.
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