How It’s Made

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Plastic PET containers are picked up at community recycling centers, then sorted by type and color.

2. They are stripped of their labels and caps, washed, and crushed, then chopped into flake.

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They are stripped of their labels and caps, washed, and crushed, then chopped into flake.

The flake is melted and extruded to create fiber. The fiber is crimped, cut, drawn and stretched into desired length for strength, then baled.

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The flake is melted and extruded to create fiber. The fiber is crimped, cut, drawn and stretched into desired length for strength, then baled.

4. The baled fiber can be processed into fabric for a variety of textile product end uses.

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The baled fiber can be processed into fabric for a variety of textile product end uses.