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Recycled Pet Bottles are Apparel of the Future

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

No to Plastic is the need of the hour. In many places new schemes were introduced for the common public to get incentives by not throwing away the plastic bags or the pet bottles. To save our environment, many private companies are coming out with the innovative ideas. Government is also concerned about the pollution and for the cleaner environment. Alcis, a performance wear brand has come out with the new idea to make one tea shirt with 8 plastic bottles.

These T-Shirts use R-PET, a strong, durable and recyclable material used for soda bottles, water bottles, food jars etc, making them environment-friendly and cost-effective. Roshan Baid, Managing Director of Alcis Sports, claims that this move will help reduce carbon emission by over 54 percent, energy consumption by 50 per cent and 27 litres of water can be saved per product.

Roshan Baid, Managing Director of Alcis Sports, said that consumers in India are increasingly becoming environmentally conscious. “With India playing host to the World Environment Day and the theme for this year being ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, we thought that this is a great time to discard polyester and move to recycled polyester,” he added.

Alcis has been making t-shirts from waste plastic bottles for the past two years called ‘Wonder Tee’. Each t-shirt uses about 8 plastic bottles, the company said in a statement

Alcis, a performance wear brand promoted by Paragon Apparels said that it will manufacture 50 percent of its apparel from recycled polyester, which is derived from plastic waste.

 

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