By recycling plastic we can reduce the air, water, and land pollution. However, the act of recycling is still a half way from the main goal. In order to make a difference we must purchase products made of recycled material. Recycled plastic bottles can be transformed into many different, unique and creative products. But the most interesting and coolest things you can do with the recycled plastic bottles are that you can turn them into your clothes. That’s why recycling is better than putting anything to trash.
India Cricket Team’s New Jersey made out of plastic bottles
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Indian cricket team’s kit – jersey and bottoms are made out of 33 recycled plastic bottles. The recycled polyester gives the fabric enhanced stretch ability and moisture releasing qualities. Player R. Ashwin was quoted saying, “We feel socially responsible as a unit wearing this kit and doing our bit for the environment.” The suggestions and views of the Indian cricket team players are strongly considered in designing the uniform of the team. The new dynamic fit enhances the comfort and allows the body to move naturally. The new lightweight kit regulates the player’s body temperature through increased releasing and breathability for players to stay focused on the game.
Football (soccer) shirts made out of plastic bottles
Even the soccer players have taken one step forward in making the environment more friendly, wearing shirts made out of recycled plastic bottles have prevented 254 tones of polyester waste, from going into landfills. The kit for soccer players are made of cotton and recycled polyester, removes sweat offers a softer feel by not compromising with the overall appearance. These kits are created to provide unrivalled performance benefits, creating less impact on our environment. Soccer players wearing eco friendly uniform will surely get the green message out to millions of football fans, encouraging them to be more environment conscious.
Dresses made out of plastic bottles
If you want to look fashionable and eco-conscious at the same time, certain brands are using recycled materials to make some beautifully unique outfits. The designers are also making apparels made from plastic bags and other recyclable materials. Even the wedding dress is made from the recycled packaging materials. Recently, Michelle brand unveiled a wedding gown, made from 2,200 recycled plastic bottles. Carrie Parrie is another such brand that uses environmentally responsible materials and recycled fabrics. Organic wool, recycled polyester and hand woven wools constitute some of the materials that are used.
These encourage the development and dispersal of environment friendly products. The designers are using such materials to encourage shoppers to use reusable, earthly products. With the awareness among the people we can work towards a greener future and will lead to reduction in the production of virgin materials that are dangerous to the environment.
Jeans made out of plastic bottles
In attempt to tackle waste, designers have created a new denim range, which uses recycled plastic bottles. Plastic bottles and food trays are collected, cleaned, sorted, compressed into flakes further transforming into a polyester fiber. Cotton fiber is then blended with this fiber, which is woven with traditional cotton yarn to create the denim. The jean feels like normal, soft, high quality denim. It definitely shows a long term commitment with the environment, world will become a better place to live in.
Recycled plastic has great potential as an eco-friendly resource. Instead of adding to the contamination of oceans and piling up the garbage hills, we all should dispose the plastics carefully, allow waste product to be transformed into fantastic, useful, stylish and eco-friendly products.