Monday, 12 October 2009

Emergency Blankets Made From Recycled Bottles

Volunteers at the Taiwanese recycling center of the Tzu Chi Foundation are transforming discarded plastic bottles into soft blue polyester blankets.

Recycling has evolved into a venerable practice in this part of the world. You could see people submitting willingly to some most rigorous recycling rules here. Just recently the mostly retired volunteers at Tzu Chi fabricated 60,000 blankets while disintegrating plastic into crumbs and later donating it to the survivors of Typhoon Morakot.


Via: The Guardian


3 Comments:

soul said...

What a fabulous idea! Great blog too!

Mom said...

How very cool. I did not know that plastic could be transformed in such a way.

Vera said...

This is the first time i've heard of this innovation. I hope they share the technology with the philippines and everywhere else.

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