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The Surprising Way Plastic Bottles Are Changing Our Lives

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

It can take up to 1,000 for a plastic bottle to fully decompose. And every second some 1,500 of these bottles end up in landfills.

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GSU Students Help Turn Bottles into Clothes

Posted on Aug 19, 2014

Students at Georgia Southern University have more of an incentive to recycle plastic bottles. The University has joined forces with a major recycling company to turn bottles into clothes!

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GSU Students Give Trash Another Chance, Getting Cool Clothing in Return

Posted on Jul 17, 2014

There are many advantages to a new recycling program underway at Georgia Southern University. As always, old stuff that might otherwise be thrown away gets recycled. But this time, students also get a chance to see exactly where the used products go, and how they’re turned into useful, even stylish new products.

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Renew Merchandise, Georgia Southern University Partner to Create Cutting Edge Apparel From Recycled Bottles Program

Posted on Jun 4, 2014

Georgia Southern University and its College of Business are partnering with Renew Merchandise, one of the world’s leaders in turning recyclables into clothes, to begin offering Georgia Southern licensed apparel made from Georgia Southern recycled plastic bottles. “We are very excited that Georgia Southern, my alma mater, has decided to join our fast-growing list of partners,” said Renew president J.T. Marburger. “We want students involved in the project to gain real world experience while being eco-minded, and this is a great way to do both.”

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A Company That Turns Plastic Bottles Into Clothes

Posted on Oct 30, 2013

That plastic bottle you just tossed into the recycling bin could end up in your closet. Think of it as locavore recycling. Virginia-based apparel outfit Renew Merchandise contracts with recycling plants to process their big clients’ bottles into flakes or pellets of plastic resin.

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Start-up Manufacturing Company Partners With Historic America’s Cup

Posted on Sep 16, 2013

It's anyone's guess if as a kid he ever dressed up as a plastic bottle for Halloween, but President of Renew Merchandise J.T. Marburger now aspires to show the world how recycled polyester contents of a plastic bottle can be turned into useful products.

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