First, a few facts:
Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
About 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable, yet our recycling rate is only 28%.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours. A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can in a little as 60 days.
Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year!
Hopefully these statistics make you think about what you’re doing and what you can do for the environment. Our job is to increase the amount of recycling, not only in the conventional way, but by creating clothing from what would be thrown away.
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