Evaluating the contents of your recycling bin can lead to all kinds of questions. Like, how did I eat a whole tub of hummus in two days? Or, ouch…those beer bottles explain my pounding headache.
But have you ever looked inside your bin and wondered what happens to all of those containers from there? Us either. But we’re going to tell you, because 3-4 of those empty plastic bottles make our shoes and a lot of other products you probably didn’t know about!
Now, we don’t want you to think SAOLA shoes are garbage. Quite the contrary. There is actually all kinds of high-quality apparel and gear made with recycled plastic. Reason being, is that polyester and plastic bottles are made from the same substance - polyethylene terephthalate. Don’t worry – we can’t pronounce it either. That’s why everyone just refers to it as PET.
Here’s the play by play:
So if you ever find yourself second guessing if recycling really matters, the answer is an emphatic yes. It does. And now that you know about it, keep an eye out for it in other stuff you buy! Remember the old “Reduce Reuse Recycle” song? That’s what we’re talkin’ about.
Thank you for joining the movement for cleaner manufacturing and a healthy planet. Together, we can #MAKEANIMPACT.