From Plastic Bottles To Polyester


I always wonder why polyester fabric doesn’t come up more in the conversation about oil. Polyester is made from oil.
I’m aware of how prevalent polyester is in our clothes because my mother is allergic to it. Every time we go shopping, we have to read the labels to find all-natural fabrics like cotton or linen. You would be shocked how much polyester is mixed in with the fabric.
So I was interested in finding the above video from “How It’s Made,” where a factory takes plastic water bottles and turns them into polyester. It reminded me of the discussion we had about the story of bottled water.
The video shows a way that plastic water bottles can be recycled into fabric–which is good–but it also shows how weird polyester really is. No wonder my mom is allergic!

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