Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Image Produces Felt From 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Fibers

Do you recycle your plastic water and soda bottles? If you don’t, you should! Recycling those bottles gives them a second, environmentally friendly life in tons of products including building materials, school supplies, lawn furniture and felt!

New Image felt is produced from recycling plastic bottles. Here’s how:

  • Plastic bottles are collected and brought to recycling plants

  • The bottles are crushed and then broken into chipped plastic bits

  • The bits are sorted to filter out dirt and other impurities (Ever shove a food wrapper in an empty plastic bottle?)

  • The chipped bits are melted into liquid form and then spun into fiber filaments

  • These filaments become the base of the polyester felt we produce
New Image prevents more than one million pounds of waste from entering our landfills every year. In fact, our manufacturing process recycles so effectively that we have virtually eliminated all waste.

Looking for more reasons to recycle? Check this out:
  • Every ton of plastic that is recycled saves 3.8 barrels of oil and 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space

  • In 2007 the U.S. recycled enough plastic to heat over 2.1 million homes

  • Using recycled plastics reduces greenhouse gas emissions
New Image is proud to create products that are made of 100% post-consumer recycled fibers. We are committed to continuing this practice and constantly looking for more and better ways to create environmentally friendly products.

This symbol lets you know that you are crafting with sustainable, earth-friendly products.

Do you have ideas for more ways that we can use recycled products? Let us know what they are!

No comments:

Post a Comment