Friday, 19 May 2017

How Is Plastic Made Into Clothes
                     Have you ever wondered  what happens to the left over bits of plastic?

I am sure  that you have wondered how all of our plastic bottles are recycled, but have you wondered how the leftover bits of plastic get turned into clothes? A recycled plastic bottle is really a whole lot of little plastic chips and all of these plastic chips have got to go somewhere! Throughout this explanation I am going to show you how we make clothes out of the recycled plastic chips.

First you have to collect the plastic and then separate out the white plastic from the coloured plastic. The white plastic will be made into white yarn and the coloured plastic will be made into yarn the color the plastic was. The next stage is to cut the plastic into tiny bits. Once this stage has been completed then you have to separate out the caps and bits of plastic with paper on it from the other plastic that would be used to make material.

After the plastic has been shredded it is time to make it into something that can be made into something else. To accomplish this process you have to use a machine called the extruder. The extruder has lots of little holes, kind of like of shower head. Once the plastic has been heated it gets forced through the extruder. The idea of these tiny little holes is to create fibers from the plastic. After the fibers have formed they need to be ripped up into small pieces.

Now it is time to weave these fibers into yarn using a special machine. ( On the right. ) Once the yarn has been made you can then make the material.

So that is the process of how to make material out of plastic bottles.  Isn't it crazy that your clothes are made out of plastic. If you go home today and look through your draw I bet that at least half of your clothes are made out of plastic.Now you are a part of the process of how to recycle a plastic bottle!


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