Volunteer and committee t-shirts will be provided by perpetual. The t-shirts will be made from recycled plastic bottles.
In 2006 we recognised that over 400 billion bottles were being discarded a year, a problem that continues to grow. Recycling companies are only making a small dent in relieving the problem. To have a bigger impact, we approached the problem from a different angle. The first was a change in perception. We looked at used plastic bottles as a raw material resource rather than waste. The next step was a realisation that a new technology was required. perPETual developed and successfully commercialised, an environmentally sustainable and cost-effective process to reverse engineer consumer waste PET bottles into high quality sustainable (poly)ester. This sustainable ester can directly replace conventional esters made from PTA and MEG, both high carbon footprint petrochemicals.