Issue Date: September 19, 2011
A New Life for Soda Bottles
For anyone who has bought polyester carpeting recently, chances are good that the polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, that makes up the fibers squishing beneath their feet had a previous life as a soda bottle. The same goes for some pillow and ski jacket fillings, cotton-polyester blend sheets, and the plastic strapping wrapped around packages. And of course, some soda bottles find new life as another soda bottle.
Turning garbage into goods may have seemed like . . .
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