17 Oct '11, 7pm

Japan Recycles Used Bras Into Fuel

Japan Recycles Used Bras Into Fuel

Find your local recycling solution for clothing Women in Japan are being encouraged to recycle their used bras to be converted into solid fuel for industrial use. Major Japanese underwear manufacturer Wacoal started a recycling program in 2008 where metals are removed from donated bras and remaining materials are converted into a type of fuel used for boilers and power generation facilities. The company said it has since collected enough bras produce 17.9 tons of the fuel, according to an article published on Sunday by The Japan Times . This year, Wacoal expanded the program to include some of its stores in Taiwan. Fellow underwear maker Triumph International Japan Ltd. said it collected enough used skivvies to produce 14 tons of fuel since jumping on board with recycling efforts in 2009, reports The Japan Times , citing Kyodo News . Bras are typically made from fabrics an...

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