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New military garb may be made out of...recycled plastic bottles? @USArmy continues to look to green its operations:

New military garb may be made out of...recycled plastic bottles? @USArmy continues to look to green its operations:

Recycled soda bottles have been put to use in some very interesting applications – toys , paints and even graduation gowns . And soon they may be put to use in U.S. military uniforms. A Senate committee is asking the Pentagon to consider whether recycled materials could be acceptable fabrics for the military and what materials could be feasible, according to an article published last week by the Marine Corps Times . In its report on the 2012 defense authorization bill, the Senate Armed Services Committee asked the Defense Department to explore the use of recycled materials in military uniforms, including the use of fabrics made from plastic bottles. The Defense Department was asked to report their conclusions in time to be considered as part of the 2013 defense budget. The request is likely in response to a 2009 presidential executive order that encourages conservation by,...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/08/09/military-uniforms-mad...

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