If you skipped the Emmys last night (I confess, I watched about 5 minutes), you missed a couple of plugs for plastics recycling, including one by host Ryan Seacrest. As he pointed out before a live TV audience, the carpeting at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards was made from recycled PET bottles, as part of an effort to make the awards ceremony "green." Making polyester carpet from recycled PET isn't really new or unusual, but it was nice to see it mentioned at such a prominent event. Some environmentalists belittle such efforts because they aren't closed-loop applications (in other words, old bottles don't become new bottles). But I think recycling a one-way container and using the new raw material in a durable application is a great story for plastics recycling.
Emmys go green
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