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How Plastic Bottles Are Recycled Into Polyester

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The rather complex process of converting used plastic bottles into useful polyester for the clothing industry. If it wasn't for the cheap labour, is it still a profitable business?...
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Ani Vai (23 hours ago)
Get the fuck out of here! I didn’t know that!! Wow! 🤓
z sherani (3 days ago)
woo very best thing for all world
Goshi Ghumman (4 days ago)
I wonder when we will start eating plastic, instead of getting rid of it.
thesmoothone (4 days ago)
Now China doesn't want our shit anymore
thesmoothone (4 days ago)
Humans...
Admiral Aladeen (10 days ago)
that explains why 'made in china' is cheap
Abdulahi Omar (11 days ago)
Wow 😂😂😂
Broken Heart (14 days ago)
Waaaooo
Jajie Razi (14 days ago)
Wowwww
cj Christopher (14 days ago)
Can I know where this factory is situated
ANTIQUEFOTOS (15 days ago)
And...every country should do this!
ANTIQUEFOTOS (15 days ago)
No wonder I'm constantly itching 😛
Bass THA Sasquatch (17 days ago)
This is also what they make their rice from!
Nicholas Bloxxer (18 days ago)
If they raised the worth of recycling bottoms from $0.05 , go $0.10-15, I think a lot more people would be recycling
Nicholas Bloxxer (18 days ago)
That's so weird and cool
Guido Sillaste (18 days ago)
it is still trash.clothing marget 2nd highest waste
asjad firdaus (20 days ago)
from now i need to keep all my trash
Peter Tse (22 days ago)
Why all these works to be carried out in China! Can't they be made in their own countries where the plastic bottles consumed?
Faze (24 days ago)
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மரம் வளர்போம் பூமி வாழ்க (25 days ago)
super super good welcome to
Debbie Judd (25 days ago)
Wow impressive
pocketful of sunshine (27 days ago)
organize grocery plastic bags https://youtu.be/EVvsz37nOsM
Allan Love Jr (1 month ago)
The Chinese are smarter an Americans.
Cosmo Fitz (1 month ago)
Yup, There are those old American textile machines at work.
Jennie Hughes (1 month ago)
Then the clothing ends up in a landfill.
healthy option (1 month ago)
China tech i cant believe that they made, and with a short period, this is a country whose leader really loves its people
Reddcoin Group (1 month ago)
Only in China.
Nancy Baldwin (1 month ago)
Polyester clothing itself has to be recycled. If it lands up in landfill, then it won't decompose. Plastic bottles themselves should be recycles back into plastic bottles, instead of using new material. But industries have to cut back on their plastic use altogether.
Ray Watkowski (1 month ago)
awesome!👍❤😃
Katherine Richardson (1 month ago)
it's actually pretty tough against friction. far food uniforms are made from it.
N H (1 month ago)
I mean you know all the children born from those employee's are basically gonna be named after some type of cancer.
N H (1 month ago)
I mean I really want the job using the giant pool cleaner to clean the labels out of a giant vat of acid that is harmful to the skin....I mean ..that guy looked like he loved his job...Really if you look you will see all the safety apparel and equipment he has to wear....I mean...that is a real OSHA compliant place...that is why it all takes place in Asia! :) :) :)
N H (1 month ago)
Yeah those countries looked like they cared about the environment and safety of their employee's.....actually that looked like the best most non-dangerous jobs you can ever have...I mean you know "NONE" of those people are ever gonna get cancer.
N H (1 month ago)
So I am noticing all the horrible,dangerous,environmentally harmful procedures is done in Asian countries......
Sarah Dunn (1 month ago)
I hate polyester clothing. refuse to put it on my kids and it's hard to find just cotton things.
skankhunt42 (1 month ago)
Them damn chinese chinks. How dare they help recycle plastic in fashion!
France WCC (1 month ago)
Where is this?
alwayslovehere (1 month ago)
Cool
Karen Dos santos (1 month ago)
I recycle and I have all ready $700.14 cents with bottle recycle ♻️
Phlegethon (1 month ago)
Down vote. Poorly made video, it makes hazardous recycling (for both humans and the environment) look like its so safe. "To the Chinese textile industry this waste is a valuable commodity" LOL not in 2018 when it's banned from China. Hope the UK builds up its recycling infrastructure like a responsible country.
PETER DEE (1 month ago)
Wow never knew they did this , very cool.
al35mm (2 months ago)
There is some bull shit going on here. Polyester is a type of plastic, but plastic bottles are made from a different type of plastic called polyethylene terephthalate or PET. You can't just convert PET to polyester by melting it!
Movie Clips (2 months ago)
people Say Its dirt.. becouse it is a recycle materials. how about mneral water you drink.
Dromeda W. (2 months ago)
But really, we should be using glass bottles
Ronald Toh (2 months ago)
It’s better if we eliminate plastic altogether
Flower (2 months ago)
Whoever invented plastic doomed the earth. Oh well, good thing I won't live forever. I don't want to see the ocean drowning in plastic. Someone else will see that.
KRS KA (2 months ago)
polyester is awfull matterial and bad to skin.. so im not sure if I want to recycle separately anymore ..
Pogula Rajakomuraiah (2 months ago)
bharthanenenu
Vijayan Aranmula (2 months ago)
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Mike G (2 months ago)
So glad I'm in the USA. This looks like a shitty ass job and you can assume they frequently get injured.
utkarsh shah (2 months ago)
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utkarsh shah (2 months ago)
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jrco1010 (2 months ago)
microplastics
Leader success ! (2 months ago)
Everything is recyclable even Trumps bullshit.
I Glitter Memes (2 months ago)
Leader success ! Fertilizes the tomatoes like a charm
Maui Rivera (2 months ago)
What happens to the stickers?
Achilleas Labrou (3 months ago)
Polyester clothing always make me smell better during hot summers.
Hoa Vo (3 months ago)
AMAZING
Pratik Deshmane (3 months ago)
I like this Idea and I want to do this, So how to do this ?
Songo (3 months ago)
So that's why when I slid across the basketball court in middle school, my pants simply melted.
dimpal singh (3 months ago)
Good
Harleen Riyait (3 months ago)
I think that this is quite cool how plastic bottles are turned into clothing. Pretty cool!
Gaming with Katie (3 months ago)
it isssssssoooooooooooooooo bad things
Kevin Howard (3 months ago)
So the UK exports its trash to China to get it made into clothes that then gets sent back to the UK? how the hell does that make sense? How lazy can people in UK be to make their own polyester and clothes. then again this isn't the 70s we don't wear Polyester clothing.
steve gale (3 months ago)
Not anymore. Chine has stopped imports. 'we don't wear Polyester clothing' you reckon? Read the materials label.
Firas Francis (3 months ago)
WTF ? ...
Jason Su (3 months ago)
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Janak Vyas. (3 months ago)
Wonderful technology
Anthony Hamer (3 months ago)
when i was a school you used to get 10 pence if you took the glass pop bottle back to the shop
Lilian Cha (3 months ago)
Wow very nice !!! Well done
Finix News (3 months ago)
great!
Nathasha Love (3 months ago)
So the clothes label says made of plastic?
I Glitter Memes (2 months ago)
Nathasha Love polyester
Alexis Cruz (4 months ago)
Only in China 🇨🇳 they can make shit happen from trash and we’re the ones buying our own trash back in style 😎👀😬🇨🇳😑
Padma Devan (4 months ago)
Very nice
Kasi Ring (4 months ago)
My under wear is made from Pepsi cola bottle hahaha
Max Sutton (4 months ago)
this is weird
Christopher Arendt (4 months ago)
Sosweet!
Dhakshatha Balasubramanian (4 months ago)
Is it waterproof?
I Glitter Memes (2 months ago)
Dhakshatha Balasubramanian yes in fact polyester is very strong in water and a lot of swim wear is made from it
Ray Rsantosh (4 months ago)
Reaaly good idea.
britm3 (4 months ago)
Who’s having a drink whale watching this I am
KrisRaps (4 months ago)
1:56 - You can see the factory is near a water, river where they dump all the chemicals from textile
Noo Bie (4 months ago)
I want this kind of business.
aafaq khan (4 months ago)
In UK people throw billions of plastic bottles per year? Ok🙄
najma kimosa (4 months ago)
Mashaalllah very fantastic
Inbread Fred (5 months ago)
They skipped the dye part of the polyester
robert field (5 months ago)
the problem is population not process there are to many people to feed and cloth to be all high and mighty about how it gets done. or reduce population and we can get back to being self supporting.
Anthony F (5 months ago)
So much human waste
Dejen Araya (5 months ago)
Now we need human recyclin mechin
Bim (5 months ago)
But then, how is polyester being recycled?
WaterspoutsOfTheDeep (5 months ago)
somehow I don't believe polyester is nothing more than plastic bottles that are in a different shape.
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Mcpelovers22 (5 months ago)
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Rashid (5 months ago)
damn interesting
Steve Kapschock (5 months ago)
"OK guys, here's that idea I was telling you about: what if, and hear me out on this... what if we take plastic bottles... and turn them into textiles that people can wear or use in their daily lives??" **silence** "Yeah, Dave, I think you're gonna need to spend some time in the looney bin there..."
Young Somali Entrepreneurs (5 months ago)
Good insightful videos.
Unbiased Human (5 months ago)
Lots of respect & Salutes to chines workers
Harely Morenstein (6 months ago)
0:20 w,hen bottles of piss gets shredded, that may just be the worse room to be in
John Dickerson (6 months ago)
Cool , I have some plastic clothes
Angharad Thomas (6 months ago)
Fascinating but mostly spoiled by the unnecessary background music.
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RadRicks TheMan (6 months ago)
The workers all eventually suffer and die from exposure to fumes and hazardous dust! They also work for very little money. Why do you think they only do this in china?
athak (3 months ago)
Yeah but fast fashion is the second largest landfill contributor in AUS second only to plastic... so this is helping but only by reducing the amount of space taken in landfill, and that’s ignoring the litres of water that go into this process and cleaning the cloths.
Elizabeth Sullivan (5 months ago)
I work at a second hand clothing store and all of the clothes that aren't suitable for resale are sent to a recycling centre. Pretty much anything can be recycled these days.
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