Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Recycle Plastic Bottles: It Only Takes 5 To Make a Jacket

Tonight I was watching Extreme Mega Factories on the Travel Channel, and they began a segment on a factory in my home state of North Carolina. The factory was in Yadkinvillee and it was Repreve, which is the largest factory in the world that deals with recycled plastics. They were talking about all the different things that can be made with recycled plastic bottles, and then they said something that amazed me. Do you know how many plastic bottles it takes to make a fleece jacket? 5. No that is not a typo. The next time you recycle 5 plastic bottles, you just recycled enough to make someone a fleece jacket to stay warm this winter. I could not pass the opportunity by to use this information as a reminder that recycling is a very important step towards making our planet a better place to live for our children, and their children, and so on. Please go the extra mile and recycle to save Mother Earth!

No comments:

Post a Comment