A new use for recycled plastic - board shorts!
The latest from Quicksilver - they're now making boardshorts from recycled bottles!
Well how does it work?
Repreve is the brand of fibre - which is basically made from plastic bottles, and this is what they've done.
- It starts with collecting and recycling plastic bottles
- Bottles are then broken down to form flakes of plastic
- The flakes are ground down, melted and formulated in REPREVE chips
- The chips are then melted and extruded into the unique REPREVE recycled fibre - which is then turned into the boardshorts sold by Quicksilver.
Basically plastic bottles are made from PET - which also goes in to make Polyester fibre. REPREVE make nylons, polyester and other stable fibres and have recycled over 10 billion plastic bottles so far.