Eco Stats

img-bottles-smFacts…

  • Two million plastic bottles are used in the U.S. every five minutes and 51 billion plastic bottles go into landfills annually.
  • The 51 billion plastic bottles in U.S. landfills end-to-end would wrap around the earth 5 times.
  • It will take 700 years before plastic bottles in landfills start to decompose.
  • Less than 30% of plastic bottles in the U.S. are actually recycled.
  • Currently only 11 U.S. states have bottle deposit.
More facts…

Plastic PET containers are picked up at curbside and community recycling centers, and then sorted by type and color. They are stripped of their labels and caps, washed, and crushed, then chopped into flake. These tiny pieces are melted and extruded to create fiber. The fiber produced is crimped, cut, drawn and stretched into desired length for strength, then baled. The baled fiber can be processed into fabric for a variety of textile product end uses.