May 18, 2011

Recycled Plastic Bottles

Our new cut and sew crew neck heather blend tees are made with plastic from post-consumer recycled plastic soda bottles. 6 plastic bottles are saved from landfills and used to make each Organik t-shirt. That's impressive because our heather blend tees are fifty percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) and fifty percent organic cotton that is grown with without toxic chemicals and pesticides. We've up the game this year by producing these t-shirts and all of our apparel in the USA. We also increased the percentage of recycled plastic from thirteen percent to fifty percent, which is a huge undertaking and commitment for us. 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), two-thirds less energy is required to manufacture products made from recycled plastic. 
Other benefits to using products made from recycled plastic include:
reducing sulphur dioxide
nitrous oxide
water usage in production
dependence on oil
reduce landfill waste
reduce environmental pollution

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