TAG: Recycled plastics

Green Jeans Made from Recycled Water Bottles

Green Jeans

We love our jeans, but they’ve got a real problem. The cotton that we rely on to make denim uses 25% of all the insecticides on Earth, and growing it consumes vast amounts of freshwater to produce a yield (estimated at 22,000 liters of water for every kilo of cotton). If we want to live in a more sustainable way, and we’re going to continue to make and wear jeans, then it stands to reason that a better pair of jeans is called for. That’s where Dirtball comes in. They make eco-friendly clothing with pre-consumer recycled cotton and post-consumer polyester… read more

You won’t believe what these T’s are made of

T-shirts made from bottles

Earthspun Apparel are turning trash into modern stylish T-shirts in a solar powered factory in Charlotte, North Carolina

Furniture Crafted From Coffee Grounds

Furniture Crafted From Coffee Grounds

The leftover coffee grounds from a morning jolt are not only good for compost fuel. Some creative designers are actually using them as materials for furniture making. A few years back, a nonprofit design company called Re-worked had a line of furniture that incorporated coffee grounds in the manufacturing process. The company, with the goal of making what they could from recycled waste materials, was able to create a substance which enabled them to form several sturdy furniture pieces called Çurface. Made from 30% coffee grounds and 70% High Impact Polysterene, the company also used recycled plastics. This mixture is made… read more

Levi’s WasteLess

New innovative green plastic jeans

Levi’s have introduced a new collection of denim incorporating post-consumer waste, specifically recycled plastic bottles and food trays. Each WasteLess product will include a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer recycled content, or, on average, eight 12 to 20-ounce bottles per jean. The WasteLess product will be available in Spring 2013 in both women’s and men’s jeans. The WasteLess collection will use more than 3.5 million recycled bottles continuing on the company’s commitment to sustainable design. PET plastics will be the materials used which included brown beer bottles, green soda bottles, clear water bottles and black food trays. These are collected… read more