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Plastic bottles

Plastics play an important role in almost every aspect of our lives: nowadays we use about 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago. This, has become a huge issue for the environment and Ecoalf has decided to optimize the lifespan of plastics by reusing and recycling items as many times as possible. On the process, plastic bottles are collected and pass through a series of steps of cleaning and crushing to obtain plastic flakes which, through a mechanical process are converted into rough polyester spun fiber. As a result, fiber is manipulated to obtain the best final quality. Concluding this elaboration, this recycled yarn is then used to develop every Ecoalf's pieces of products like fabrics, straps, labels, laces and much more

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Not enough used plastic bottles in the world are making it into the recycling system.

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Plastic bottles are made of different types of plastic identified by resin codes. These codes are numbers inside a triangle located on the bottom of each container. Bottles may look alike but may not be the same because each resin consists of a very specific chemical molecules. Some of these resins mix well, but for those that don’t, recycling them together is like mixing oil and water. If incompatible resins together, it results in unusable low-quality plastic.

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