How Plastic Bottles Are Recycled Into Polyester

Published on Dec 13, 2009 3,608,641 views

The rather complex process of converting used plastic bottles into useful polyester for the clothing industry. If it wasn't for the cheap labour, is it still a profitable business?...

  • ScotSpeed
    ScotSpeed 2 года назад i wanna be the guy that moves the cart back and forth all day catching dried plastic.
  • Kishan Anuraag
    Kishan Anuraag 6 дней назад Hope your dream job come true
  • The Guy Daniel
    The Guy Daniel 3 недели назад je moeder
  • Alt Fit
    Alt Fit 1 месяц назад Shoot higher.
  • Mid Heaven
    Mid Heaven 3 месяца назад Yeap. Very spiritual work. Mind opening.
  • jasondean88888
    jasondean88888 4 месяца назад Keep dreaming big
  • Marauder252
    Marauder252 7 месяцев назад @Vlad Xavier Maybe in 20 years they will have trade unions and be well payed and the shit jobs will go to Africa
  • Vlad Xavier
    Vlad Xavier 11 месяцев назад Starting out as a developing society. But nowadays, factory workers in China make upwards of $450 US dollars equivalent per month. And in China's economy, this is very good money. The more competition and wealth creation will increase the standard of living and the dollar count will continue to rise over time.
  • Sulfen
    Sulfen Год назад $2 an hour is too generous. It's more like $2 a day.
  • FilthyHuman
    FilthyHuman Год назад You wanna get paid $2 an hour too?
  • Fook Utube
    Fook Utube Год назад Easy job
  • 40 FK
    40 FK Год назад Why?
  • Koushalya Devi
    Koushalya Devi Год назад ScotSpeed 2eeee
  • D.M. Wilks
    D.M. Wilks 1 день назад So that explains the static reaction when wearing polyester when handling certain things 🤔
  • SagadaBeans
    SagadaBeans 3 года назад So when someone tells you you're wearing garbage, don't get mad!
  • BUX GT
    BUX GT Неделю назад SagadaBeans Just tell him you too!
  • Kyle Garcia
    Kyle Garcia 3 месяца назад Get glad!
  • Bella Marley
    Bella Marley 4 месяца назад 😁
  • Burhan Uddin
    Burhan Uddin 6 месяцев назад That's true
  • John Muhleisen
    John Muhleisen 7 месяцев назад LOL!
  • പ്രശാന്ത് tkd
    പ്രശാന്ത് tkd 8 месяцев назад 😆 lol
  • magr123
    magr123 8 месяцев назад lol
  • Bukhaari Mohamed
    Bukhaari Mohamed 9 месяцев назад Hahahahah most funniest expected comment
  • Leo Rhett Gutsman
    Leo Rhett Gutsman 10 месяцев назад (изменено) SagadaBeans so you are full of garbage.
  • Zayd .B
    Zayd .B 10 месяцев назад Lol
  • L W
    L W 11 месяцев назад SagadaBeans 😂😂😂😂😂
  • Karima Williams
    Karima Williams Год назад SagadaBeans lol
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    Hari meyyappan Год назад SagadaBeans 😂😇😋😜😇😇😇😇
  • Hartanto Tjia
    Hartanto Tjia Год назад greenpeace and wwf full of crap
  • Kamli Paul
    Kamli Paul Год назад +J india have 10Million slave worker in india........America build by African slave....UK build by African slave France build by African slave...Big Area of europe build by African slave...Now these all countries become human right champion...Lol......
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  • J
    J Год назад shadowmink888 only this time is China slave workers.
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  • Michael G
    Michael G 2 года назад My retarded brain damaged neighbor said the same thing.
  • Ghost Erik
    Ghost Erik 2 года назад Came here for the exact comment :)))
  • Kasperr
    Kasperr 3 года назад Lol
  • ThePositiveKRP
    ThePositiveKRP 4 года назад I like how they're able to fit in the whole process of recycling plastic bottles, showing all of the stages into just 5 minutes.
  • Nazeer Uddin
    Nazeer Uddin Неделю назад ?HO
  • Alexander Johan
    Alexander Johan 9 часов назад Why recycle?? US and Canada are more efficient that u bunch...THEY THROW IT TO ASIAN SEA... smart isnt it🖕
  • Chris Hernando
    Chris Hernando 3 года назад Everything should be recycled.
  • Laurie estrel
    Laurie estrel 2 месяца назад Recycling is not only about melting plastic to create a new item. Finding new purposes to an existing object is also recycling ! I started to realize that we throw many things we could actually re-use in many ways, and thanks to that I consume much less and recycle my own way :) btw I found a website selling cool reusable items, it's called theeco-market.com
  • kim jun oof
    kim jun oof 2 месяца назад NARFALICIOUS no
  • Christine Habib
    Christine Habib 2 месяца назад very true
  • Irene 1943
    Irene 1943 4 месяца назад @Ko Br Come on! That was just a jock!
  • Ko Br
    Ko Br 4 месяца назад @Irene 1943 why would anyone have a carpet in a garage?
  • Irene 1943
    Irene 1943 4 месяца назад @Ko Br Yes bat not bottles and other garbage to clothing.Those things are heavy, they smell and are always kind of damp.That material is good only for garage carpets or something.
  • Game Reviewers659
    Game Reviewers659 9 месяцев назад NARFALICIOUS Yes it should
  • L W
    L W 11 месяцев назад NARFALICIOUS even people
  • PC Gaming Championship Group
    PC Gaming Championship Group Год назад Did you see the look on the workers face? Now you just said everything now should be recycled and sent to him to process it. Back up and look into his eyes. He has no Lambo. No boat , No BMW,
  • N H
    N H Год назад Yeah those countries looked like they cared about the environment and safety of their employee's.....actually that looked like the best most non-dangerous jobs you can ever have...I mean you know "NONE" of those people are ever gonna get cancer.
  • Kenny Sellers
    Kenny Sellers Год назад People should be recycled.
  • Joe mariconadas
    Joe mariconadas Год назад All this shit should be fucking incinerated thru plasma incineration and that's it. How much water, gas, electricity was used to make those clothes? That's without considering transporting all this shit across the ocean.
  • Jay Vee
    Jay Vee Год назад NARFALICIOUS ... Sure... You pay for it. You'll change your mind quick.
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  • Vulpinetide Cute Times
    Vulpinetide Cute Times Год назад Chris Colby It's called gradual change through billions of years of evolution and natural selection, starting off by the most basic forms of life or the minerals that make them up. If you haven't noticed, humans need essential minerals in order to function and survive, many of these minerals also come from types of "rocks" for they have properties that make them up as well. The fact that we need these minerals to live and that almost all life contain the same minerals, show that we have some sort of relation with even the most lifeless things in our planet. We evolved here, plane and simple. Also, no, the human body is amazing, but it's far from being "well designed" Otherwise we wouldn't have illnesses and our wind pipes wouldn't be connected to our esophagus, creating a choking hazard. Hell, human's aren't even perfectly symmetrical, And idiots like you are proof how not well designed we are.
  • User 1357908642
    User 1357908642 Год назад +Chris Colby Nope, not going into this. See ya troll.
  • Vulpinetide Cute Times
    Vulpinetide Cute Times Год назад User 1357908642 What the fuck are you talking about?
  • Vulpinetide Cute Times
    Vulpinetide Cute Times 2 года назад ShintogaDeathAngel No it doesn't, humans have evolved to survive in these ecosystems, the ecosystems weren't made for anyone or anything, we adapted to suit IT. Well that's not our fault, we didn't ask to exist. Blame nature for even spawning us in the first place, humans after all are apart of nature.
  • ShintogaDeathAngel
    ShintogaDeathAngel 2 года назад Um, nature actually supports us and our ecosystem (or rather we learned to exploit it for our own survival/gains). The planet indeed has been fucked over by humans.
  • Vulpinetide Cute Times
    Vulpinetide Cute Times 2 года назад (изменено) ScotSpeed Why are you apologizing to nature as if it's conscious? Nature is neutral, even if it could feel and think, what makes you think it gives a damn about you or anyone? Nature is neutral to me, so I am neutral to it.
  • ScotSpeed
    ScotSpeed 2 года назад everything will be recycled. the earth won't let us get away with this much longer. and when i say "this", i mean pretty much everything we do. i'm sorry Mother Earth. we fucked up. i wish we could have been better. i'm especially sorry for the other life forms that suffered and died for our greed. they deserved better. and on that note... you said it yourself "people use the most convenient thing for them." we do. i wish we didn't. i try to my part (recycle, pick up random litter, use low watt bulbs, etc.), but i know i do waaay more damage than i can ever make right. we all do. think about how much you consume. and not just food. think about EVERYTHING you touch or use thoughout your day and what it took to reach you. now multiply that by billions. and keep adding to it. nah, the earth can only be taxed so much.
  • Ko Br
    Ko Br 2 года назад (изменено) +NARFALICIOUS sad thing is they (the goverments) are allowing the poisoning of their own children and yours too if no one starts the action.
  • Chris Hernando
    Chris Hernando 3 года назад I agree about the alternatives such as switching bottles. Or even filling up something you keep long term. Unfortunately people use the most convenient thing for them, bottles. governments will only start intervening when resources are low, landfills are full, or if the masses start to lobby for it, which they aren't
  • Lkhagwa Lkhagwadorj
    Lkhagwa Lkhagwadorj 3 года назад Even our brain yeah LOL !
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  • Ali Hayouk
    Ali Hayouk 3 года назад +Ali Hayouk ............It. is. disgusting
  • Ali Hayouk
    Ali Hayouk 3 года назад lara Ali. hayouk
  • Ko Br
    Ko Br 3 года назад (изменено) +NARFALICIOUS shouldn't even be produced in the first place as the energy is wasted in the recycling process not to mention the waste waters and the transportation. The landfills and waters are clogged with plastic. There are many alternatives.
  • Circe
    Circe 2 года назад Okay, now turn the jersey back into plastic bottles.
  • remas piya
    remas piya Неделю назад @Madison Snively in the middle of all this "serious" business of saving the earth by recycling, I couldn't help enjoying the "humour" of the comment! Laughter is the best medicine?!
  • SH. SA.
    SH. SA. 7 месяцев назад hahaha
  • Lenny appleton
    Lenny appleton 10 месяцев назад Madison Snively 😂
  • Madison  Snively
    Madison Snively Год назад That's easy, just rewind the video
  • s 400
    s 400 2 года назад you can convert it to something else. say plastic drainage pipe
  • Yangsoo Song
    Yangsoo Song 10 месяцев назад I was not aware that recycling demands these ridiculous amount of energy / efforts, not using plastic would be ideal for protecting our planet.
  • remas piya
    remas piya Неделю назад @Fern F that's a good explanation. Wasn't aware of that side of chemistry and chemical stuff. So it means, it is still less costly than making polyester from original raw materials. "Donate" or discard old scrap, reduce useless clutter in our homes, indirectly help save Earth's natural resources being plundered till there is none. Wonder if I have got this 'recycling' meaning right.
  • Perlovsky Mingirarou
    Perlovsky Mingirarou Неделю назад Makes more sense to stop using it at some point as single use.
  • Fern F
    Fern F Неделю назад Actually more effort and energy would be required to make the clothes without the bottles. Recycling just reincorporates the source material back into the chain. Without the bottles, polyester would still need to be made from coal, petroleum, water and air. So this is a good thing because the source materials are serving a dual or triple purpose: packaging and clothing, then, the same fabric can be recycled into different garments.
  • Rajah SanGa
    Rajah SanGa 4 года назад Chinese people are very hard working people 
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    Flaming Nilator 1 месяц назад Clearly
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  • Masood Jalal
    Masood Jalal 2 месяца назад @King Leo when the market has alot of work force the wages reduce, its like the thing costs more if it is rare but cost less if it is abundant. Same is with china, if laboutlr doesnr work at low wage they can be easily replaced so they work at cheap wages, but in US the labour is expensive because of low work force in US.
  • King Leo
    King Leo 3 месяца назад It's called slave labor. They are where we were during the industrial revolution. They are worked rediculous hours for low wages and pour benefits. They don't have all the safety and regulations, benefit packages we enjoy in America. They either work under cruel conditions or be replaced. So yes they are hard workers. All so your big brand companies can get it cheaper and sell it to us for more. It's a sad world we live in which the rich most certainly oppress the poor.
  • SB Machines
    SB Machines 10 месяцев назад Yes productivity of Chinese people are comparatively more, This is one of the main reason why they can manufacturers goods at low cost
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  • Stealth _137
    Stealth _137 4 года назад @Rajah SanGa yup
  • Ko Br
    Ko Br 3 года назад (изменено) Plastic industry is the worst tumor on the face of the planet. Plastics can only be recycled up to 7 times, than dumped. Plastic bottles system should be totally eliminated as it takes energy in the recycling process, not to mention the waste waters and the transportation. There's so many alternatives, for example when shopping, depositing/exchanging the old glass bottle for the new one. By using/buying plastics, one is contributing to his/hers own health and environmental problems.
  • Riel Zemdeg
    Riel Zemdeg 1 месяц назад This comment changed my life. so that's why i should not buy drinks with plastic bottles, not worth it plus it damages my health, the health of everyone, and the world
  • King Leo
    King Leo 3 месяца назад Today's generation is too spoiled and lazy to let go of these small luxuries. It's too much work for them to attach a Brita water filter to their faucet and run the water into a bottle they would have to wash and reuse. I like to hear about how my generation was so wasteful. We did all kinds of things to reduce waste without even knowing we were doing it. And this generation talks about how wasteful we were. There's a little short story called That Geen Thing. Look it up and read it. It sums up a lot about yesterday's generation and today's, in just a few short lines.
  • prakash chand
    prakash chand 5 месяцев назад His
  • Ashish Surve
    Ashish Surve 6 месяцев назад They r heating plastic to recycle ??? its same as burning... Plastic has to be banned completely
  • Kathryn Mercier
    Kathryn Mercier 7 месяцев назад @UnitedEarthEmpire Recycling plastic is almost always down cycling. Recycling is never the best answer (except possibly alluminum). Plastic has limitations to how many times it can be recycled before it ends up in the landfill with everything else.
  • TheRealNoodles
    TheRealNoodles 9 месяцев назад Glass is made from sand, and it is also running out. Heavy sand mining caused rivers to die.
  • UnitedEarthEmpire
    UnitedEarthEmpire 10 месяцев назад Ko Br drama queen hippie... plastic is cheap and versatile and have many applications throughout many fields, so if you dont have cheaper substitute for the plastic, screaming to the plastic company in protest will not change anything... right now the right choice is to recycle...
  • ArthursHD
    ArthursHD Год назад Hi! Ko Br with a statement like that you should be zero waste. 7 time is not true since it can be recycled indefinitely if brake it to monomers and make the polymer again. In practice, it's more like 0 to 1 times due to processes used to recycle and collect plastics. By the way, some of those plastics burn very cleanly at temperatures above 750C and it is possible to make liquid fuels out of it. In the end, single-use plastics could be more expensive than using huge titanium tanks to store and transport beverages in huge titanium tanks and drain amount we need in our own containers. Reasons, why plastic could be more expensive, are direct health effects to a consumer, possible groundwater contamination from leaking landfills etc., litter killing wildlife and eventually finding it's way to humans. Yet there are many applications where plastic is the best chose. Like tubes in heated floors, vehicle parts including composite materials.
  • Nicola Dibiase
    Nicola Dibiase Год назад Plastic everywhere, this is the world we will leave to future generations. Plastic doesn't degrade and remain in the environment as microplastic. This microplastic enters the food chain and at the top of the chain will be eaten by people, causing a lot of damages and diseases to the body. But let's be realistic... If you and many other stop to buy plastic, it doesn't change anything on planetary scale. Plastic should be banned off by UN like biological or nuclear weapons, but there is a "small" obstacle to do that: the whole business around plastic is completely in the hands of powerful multinationals which will not accept any ban and will be keeping on lobbing in order to avoid any ban off or any reduction of plastic production. That's the reality... we are in a trap and we can not escape from it. Future generations will be grateful to us.
  • hollisterpatricia
    hollisterpatricia 2 года назад Please don't try to impose an "Only Polyester Clothing Allowable" world on us! Please! We lived through that in the 1970s and it sucked! ( no other word described how bad it was as well as "sucked". sorry about that).
  • Ko Br
    Ko Br 2 года назад ok, the iron than.
  • Eric Guan
    Eric Guan 2 года назад aluminum might be light (still not as light as plastic) but it is very reactive against acidic materials, so they coat the inside with liner. if you drop it and it dents it will damage the liner.
  • Ko Br
    Ko Br 2 года назад (изменено) +ffjsb the plastic bottle will leach the BPA's (du to the heat), the cancer causing chemical, in the desert.
  • ffjsb
    ffjsb 2 года назад AGAIN, that ship has SAILED. Go hiking around in a desert with a glass bottle....
  • hollisterpatricia
    hollisterpatricia 2 года назад You're right about that. There has to be some balance in the system. The worst end result would be if natural materials become only an option for the wealthiest people. I definitely see that being a reality in the future. That would be wrong, especially if wealth is accumulated within a system of taking advantage of those who are considered as less deserving, as just laborers.
  • Ko Br
    Ko Br 3 года назад +ffjsb ...and in the end, it is nicer a ritual to drink the liquid out of a glass container than the plastic one.
  • Ko Br
    Ko Br 3 года назад +ffjsb ...not tho mention all the nasty chemicals within the plastic containers: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1677855/6-steps-to-avoiding-bpa-in-your-daily-life . Also, when it decomposes into smaller particles in the sea, you consume it via fish or other marine food.
  • Ko Br
    Ko Br 3 года назад (изменено) +ffjsb So you can buy 2 one liter bottle. I use this system for ages (usually swap 6 empty bottles). You could give aluminium containers filled with the filtered water (there's many water filtering solutions on the market) to kids. Transporting plastics also needs fuel, not only for the transportation, but also for the production. And the recycling produces waste waters and tons of it ends in the landfills and the ocean.
  • ffjsb
    ffjsb 3 года назад +Ko Br Glass can shatter and break, causing injury. Plastic is much more durable. Glass also is heavier, and it costs more to transport and uses more fuel. And glass still has to be sterilized before it can be reused, IF it isn't melted down to make new bottles, which takes a LOT of energy. Do you realize how much glass it would take to make a 2 liter bottle?? It would b very heavy, and most people wouldn't want to try to pour with a bottle that heavy, especially if kids were trying to pour out something to drink. Plastic is not going away, that ship has sailed.
  • i'm an ultrastarwarrior
    i'm an ultrastarwarrior 3 года назад wait a minute your telling me POLYESTER IS PLASTIC
  • kim jun oof
    kim jun oof 2 месяца назад i'm an ultrastarwarrior bruh
  • jasondean88888
    jasondean88888 4 месяца назад Thats why its not a good idea to weld while wearing polyester. Instead of burning it just melts to your skin. Then you get the fun chore of peeling it off.
  • Niuean Laho
    Niuean Laho 5 месяцев назад how about Polynesian .....
  • alvin pawling
    alvin pawling 5 месяцев назад Duuuuhhhhh
  • glenn cook
    glenn cook 2 года назад yup :) might want to do some research about just how extensive plastics are in the clothing industry!
  • i'm an ultrastarwarrior
    i'm an ultrastarwarrior 3 года назад well because I thought that was impossible
  • Radical
    Radical 3 года назад Wow dude he act so surprised
  • Pindi Pakistan
    Pindi Pakistan 3 года назад +Szczecin
  • tehs3raph1m
    tehs3raph1m 3 года назад +i'm an ultrastarwarrior its in the name, like polypropelene and polystyrene... if it starts poly, its probably plastic based
  • Forbidaxe
    Forbidaxe 3 года назад +i'm an ultrastarwarrior Duh!
  • Lam Par
    Lam Par Неделю назад Many compnay uses cheap labor had became highly profitable, not just a profitable business.
  • Marius Merchiers
    Marius Merchiers 3 года назад Ok recycling is good and the plastic bottles recycles to polyster but this is end of the line. The polyster clothing don't recycle anymore so the cycle is broken... In the end plastic does get to waste...
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher Неделю назад @Fern F everything has it's place though. Even with plastic-eating bacteria, the overabundance of plastic is on a scale that still negatively affects all corners of the biosphere.
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher Неделю назад @Fern F Yes! I've read about these evolving bacteria and fungi. Life always seems to find a way doesn't it?
  • Fern F
    Fern F Неделю назад Plastic can be recycled over and over again, not only by melting but by incorporating it into other materials. It's carbon based, it's reusable. Also, there are bacteria and fungi that have rapidly evolved and are now able to eat and digest microplastics. Like stated above, at the end of the day, it's carbon.
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher 1 месяц назад @Ryan lex the peer reviewed article it cited is not politically motivated. It was a paper a scientist published in response to the research he gathered.
  • Ryan lex
    Ryan lex 1 месяц назад @Tubular Topher guardian news is so left to even trust this news outlet. Fake news to it core.😂😂😂
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher 1 месяц назад (изменено) @Ryan lex Here is a link to the peer reviewed source for the information mentioned in the Guardian news article. https://www.plasticsoupfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Browne_2011-EST-Accumulation_of_microplastics-worldwide-sources-sinks.pdf
  • Ryan lex
    Ryan lex 1 месяц назад @Tubular Topher guardian is so fake news yo
  • Amir Arien
    Amir Arien 6 месяцев назад Ofcours it is possible to make green plastic of henp or soja or potatoes this kind of plastic is absolutely environment friendly .🌱
  • Curtis Galper
    Curtis Galper 6 месяцев назад So, what was done with all of the non-clear plastics? Landfill?
  • UnitedEarthEmpire
    UnitedEarthEmpire 10 месяцев назад Marius Merchiers what are you talking about, we recycled old poly cloth...
  • michael
    michael Год назад Marius Merchiers - the cycle doesn't end you burn polyester clothing and make electricity.
  • Jose Fuentes
    Jose Fuentes Год назад Marius Merchiers you can recycle clothing in las Vegas
  • Happy
    Happy Год назад Marius Merchiers plant plastics are too expensive and unprofitable so companies wont do it. Unless with government sponsored peculiar benefits
  • Shane Hayes
    Shane Hayes Год назад ScotSpeed no
  • yc ppp
    yc ppp Год назад but how many percent of polyester actually got recycled after being disposed?
  • Happy
    Happy Год назад Marius Merchiers too expensive, companies like accelerated growth
  • Chandra Sekhar Adusumilli
    Chandra Sekhar Adusumilli 2 года назад Breathes well, keeps us cool.
  • sasukeuchiha998
    sasukeuchiha998 2 года назад That and Patagonia is now working with a group in Japan too. Even if you may not use it for clothes, the recycled textile can be used as fleece in Jackets. Since we started recycling PET into polyester, around 52% of the world's textile production goes into polyester, overtaking cotton production. http://www.tedresearch.net/media/files/Polyester_Recycling.pdf So what should we do? Look to see what your city does to recycle and buy polyester-based consumables. Clothes for instance, are recycled through Patagonia and they give store credit in return.
  • Something Different
    Something Different 2 года назад @Marius Merchiers There r companies that even sell machines to extract and separate fiber components so it can b used again to make new clothes. Numerous companies use methods to extract polyester from used garments. U got Google... here is jst one company, patagonia. I'm not listing links as comments and IDs can b banned.
  • Marius Merchiers
    Marius Merchiers 2 года назад @VirtualLife I did. And this is what I get. What did you get as results?
  • Something Different
    Something Different 2 года назад @Marius Merchiers Sure it is. Jst do some simple search.
  • Marius Merchiers
    Marius Merchiers 2 года назад (изменено) @VirtualLife​​​ I think polyester clothing is not recyclable, it's the end of the line for this recycle process. See And https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0951/0220/files/how-recycled-polyester-is-made.jpg
  • Something Different
    Something Different 2 года назад @J Santos U need to do some simple research. Who taught u that ? Sure it's recyclable.
  • J Santos
    J Santos 2 года назад VirtualLife look up fast fashion, it's true polyester does not recycle
  • maronthehill
    maronthehill 2 года назад But it is better to use new materials to make clothing. Recycling after all saves something.
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher 2 года назад @ScotSpeed Btw, for the last two elements of a star before it collapses bit, it's *silicon not polyester.
  • Bob Raka
    Bob Raka 2 года назад +marius merchiers of course its not a perfect cycle. But is it a reason to invest in plant plastic ? I mean, recycling all these bottles into clothes is far better than letting them stay as dangerous garbage in the middle of our oceans. Id rather try to masteries our stools before creating anything else
  • King Abbasi
    King Abbasi 2 года назад Are you sure
  • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 2 года назад +ScotSpeed Is that supposed to be a joke?
  • Edragoninja
    Edragoninja 2 года назад This premotes waste
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher 2 года назад (изменено) @ScotSpeed Better safe than sorry. Many of these "anomalies" have been found in the long-term to release toxic chemicals when exposed to the elements.
  • ScotSpeed
    ScotSpeed 2 года назад @Tubular Topher my point is mankind had made things that can withstand the test of time (such as styrofoam & polyester) but ultimately have no place in nature. anomalies, if you will.
  • Something Different
    Something Different 2 года назад @Marius Merchiers Thx. Interesting info. The issue i have with plastics, whether it's petro or food source, is less to do with the source, but what chemicals are used to make them. As far as biodegradeability, the site says that even petro based plastic is biodegradeable, but does it so slow unders specific conditions that it's considered non-biodegradeable. I am in support of any biodegradeable over non any day. However, remember that when it biodegrades, your also releasing the possible chemicals used to make the biodegradeable plastic, so it's a double edged sword.
  • Marius Merchiers
    Marius Merchiers 2 года назад @VirtualLife https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioplastic
  • Something Different
    Something Different 2 года назад @Marius Merchiers I'm not sure about that. Plastic is plastic. Both made from oil. Do u have a link that scientifically test this ? Also, corn for the most part is pretty much all gmo these days. So your spreading gmo oil. However, using non-gmo oil, i can see.
  • Marius Merchiers
    Marius Merchiers 2 года назад Yes you can :) But they shoudl invest in plant plastic, Plastic made from corn exists and can decompose when the right conditions are met like heat, water and time.
  • foxman105
    foxman105 2 года назад So what now? We should not wear clothes?
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher 2 года назад Read my last comment. It most certainly is a problem. We have to look beyond plastic bottles.
  • Marius Merchiers
    Marius Merchiers 2 года назад Yes it does matter. Like all things it's the end result thatt counts. Plastic bottles gets out of the cycle in the end hence it's doesnt re-cycle well.
  • TheElement OfFyre
    TheElement OfFyre 2 года назад does it even matter? you got another use out of old plastic. I day that's a success right there
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher 2 года назад The article mentions that 85% of the human-made material found on the shoreline were microfibers, and matched the types of material, such as nylon and acrylic, used in clothing.
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher 2 года назад (изменено) @ScotSpeed Your point?
  • ScotSpeed
    ScotSpeed 2 года назад when a star reaches the end of it's life cycle and burns through all it's fuel, right before it collapses, the last two elements will be polyester, then iron.
  • Tubular Topher
    Tubular Topher 2 года назад Even if they are recycled, polyester has been negatively effecting coastlines. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/27/toxic-plastic-synthetic-microscopic-oceans-microbeads-microfibers-food-chain
  • Something Different
    Something Different 3 года назад U sure about that ? U might want to do some research.
  • I. And
    I. And 3 года назад I always wondered how Plumbuses got made
  • arjun pahim
    arjun pahim 1 месяц назад @gonsalez jilles nnmb
  • Richard Fayon
    Richard Fayon Год назад What is the cost of this machine?
  • gonsalez jilles
    gonsalez jilles Год назад If you are still interested in our recycling machine. please please contacter:jillesgonsalez@gmail.com for more information.
  • Runhee
    Runhee 3 недели назад Protecting the earth,we have resposibility
  • Sunshine Love
    Sunshine Love 4 месяца назад Wow, this is horrible, and it makes me feel bad. 😢
  • Fultonfalcons86
    Fultonfalcons86 5 месяцев назад That napper is dangerous I saw a guy lose a watch from static electricity once just by standing near it....
  • ISHA Bhalla
    ISHA Bhalla 4 месяца назад I just ask my mom that how to recycle ♻️ bottles my mom said check it on YouTube I said which channel my mom said Triwood 1973
  • JB pedring
    JB pedring 4 месяца назад There goes your $350 Nike dri-fit jacket.
  • jmoravegking2012
    jmoravegking2012 4 года назад Very very dirty industry. My best friend does this and it is not what many people think it is. Toxic and dirty.
  • Love isHappiness
    Love isHappiness 3 месяца назад Yes, it looks very toxic for the workers.
  • Maurice Upton
    Maurice Upton 5 месяцев назад Same with paper recycling, all the inks and glues heavy metal all end up in land fills.
  • Stephan Krueger
    Stephan Krueger Год назад sorry - you have no idea about recycling.