Walmart employees to wear vests made from recycled bottles | GBRI

Repreve vest

You will soon see all Walmart employees sporting new, lightweight vests that are actually made out of recycled plastic bottles. Yes, you read that right! These vests will be crafted from a fabric called Repreve that is made from plastic bottles.

Unifi, the textile company that manufactures Repreve, says it has recycled more than 14 billion plastic bottles. The manufacturer also says that, compared to making virgin fiber, making Repreve uses less new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water and energy in the process.

Walmart’s use of Repreve is part of its “ongoing mission to provide products that sustain people and the environment,” the retail giant says. By using a regenerative approach, the company can reduce waste in operations and the global value chains

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