11 Apr '11, 5pm

Yellowstone Partners With U.S. Recycler to Turn Plastic Trash Into Textiles

Yellowstone Partners With U.S. Recycler to Turn Plastic Trash Into Textiles

If there’s one sight more reliable than “Old Faithful” at Yellowstone National Park , it’s the profusion of garbage that mars an otherwise-pristine landscape. Although Yellowstone previously shipped its recyclable plastic bottles overseas, the park has inked a new partnership with a Georgia-based firm to protect American jobs, reduce transport fuel and emissions, and prevent an exploitable resource from clogging up our landfills. Starting this month, Universal Textile Technologies will be purchasing Yellowstone’s plastic bottles and converting them into a non-woven, fleece-like material used to manufacture backing for carpet and

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/yellowstone-partners-with-u-s-re...

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