A Lithuanian town uses creativity to not only produce a beautiful Christmas tree but this town has shown the World that everyone can take part in the effort to recycle their plastic bottles. This 42-foot tree has brought great joy to this community and an applause for showing us all that we can take part in the effort to recycle.
An interesting New York Times article discusses the use of plastics to make fleece. It was not until 1993 that industry-leasers Patagonia and Polartec began pursuing the use of recycled plastics in their materials. In recent years, however, the industry has greatly improved the use of recycled plastics (such as bottled water containers) to embrace environmental issues and still keep consumers warm and comfortable.
One innovative company is introducing rEarth, a line of 100% recycled flowerpots made from water bottles. Since only about 25% of plastic water bottles get recycled, the company hopes their new line will help raise awareness and encourage recycling.