The Global Warming Survival Guide
I think everyone can say they own some type of fleece. Fleece is just a general term for soft fabric. You know, that soft blanket you place over yourself while you're watching TV or lying in bed - it's usually very soft and comfy? Well, that one. I know that Ryan and I have fleece Jackets, fleece, blankets, fleece lounge pants, etc. etc. But did you know that by donating this type of material you can actually help the environment? Ironically enough, these can be melted down and turned into new polyester fiber. So yes, what we do with our old fabric, and who we donate them to, is one of the many "Things We Can Do To Save The Environment".
Giving credit to TIME, I'd like to thank them for showing us the many ways we can meet these goals. Just one person can make a difference, and it starts with YOU!
~ Peter aka Blade7184
8. Give New Life to Your Old FleeceWhere do old fleece jackets go to die? Back to the mountain. Outdoor-gear label Patagonia is collecting used clothing (regardless of brand) made from Polartec and Capilene to melt and make into new fabric and clothes. (Some of that fleece is especially virtuous, starting out as fabric made from recycled plastic.) The company estimates that making polyester fiber out of recycled garments, compared with using new polyester, will result in a 76% energy savings and reduce greenhouse gases 71%. To shear your own fleece, visit patagonia.com/recycle.
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