• 24-AUG-2012

  • SOURCE: Green Trade Project Office

Taipei Council workers wear uniforms made out of recycled plastic bottles

Rock the Rubbish-recycled polyester yarn
: During the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa, a Taiwanese company participated in a unique way by providing jerseys made out of plastic bottles to national sides sponsored by Nike. Now the same technology is being applied in a more practical way and all of Taipei's council workers use uniforms 100% made out of discarded plastic bottles. Plastic takes an average of 450 years to biodegrade in the environment and initiatives like this can have a major impact on how we deal with the very serious issue of plastic waste.