Disney releases retro tees using bottles from the parks

May 19, 2020 by  
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Creating clothing fibers from  recycled plastic  is nothing new, but when a name like Disney is involved, it’s hard not to have childlike enthusiasm over the efforts. Disney, a company that needs no further description, has partnered with Unifi, Inc., makers of REPREVE®, the leading recycled fiber, to produce a new retro-style Mickey & Co. collection that is sure to bring out the kid in all of us.  Unifi has been on this ride for a long time, turning plastic waste into material used by Chicobags, Ford, Patagonia, PrAna and many other companies. The ever-growing count meter on their website reports over 20 billion bottles have been recycled , with the resulting fibers being used for everything from totes to curtains. Related: REPREVE: sustainable multi-use fiber made from recycled water bottles The company’s partnership with Disney offers an opportunity to educate children about the importance of recycling. As Jay Hertwig, Unifi’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, said, “Disney’s new retro collection is a wonderful circular economy initiative that shows what can happen when kids of all ages recycle and give bottles a second life. We’re thrilled to partner with Disney on this iconic collection and help promote the importance of recycling and sustainability.” The recycled products for the clothing release came, in part, from the Disney parks themselves, bringing the product full circle from pre- to post-production. This 1984 retro Mickey & Co. collection is currently available online through ShopDisney.com. Regardless of your favorite character, a total of nine tees featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto are ready to bring the magic. In addition to individual characters, there are several tees with the entire gang appearing in all their fabulously fun fanfare.  Disney timed the release of the new retro line with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April 2020, before shutdowns of the parks began due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. + Disney and Unifi Images via Unifi 

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Hiroshi Fuji Makes a Dazzling Art Installation in Tokyo Using 50,000 Recycled Toys

November 13, 2012 by  
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Hiroshi Fuji Makes a Dazzling Art Installation in Tokyo Using 50,000 Recycled Toys

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Stanford Scientists Create Self-Healing Material That Responds To Touch

November 13, 2012 by  
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Human skin is an amazing barrier that is able to sense pressure and heal itself. Now, researchers at Stanford University’s Department of Electrical Engineering  have created a material that mimics skin in two incredible ways: it can sense pressure and it can heal cuts or tears. While previous attempts at producing  synthetic skins  have yielded materials that can only heal themselves under high heat or just one time, this latest material, like skin, can heal at room temperature an unlimited number of times. Additionally, the material can conduct electricity, an essential component lacking in previous synthetic skin materials. Read the rest of Stanford Scientists Create Self-Healing Material That Responds To Touch Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: prosthetic technology , Self-Healing material , Standford University Department of Electrical Engineering , synthetic skin , touch sensitive material , Zhenan Bao

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Mickey Mouse: Ravager of Rainforests?

May 19, 2011 by  
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Activists from the Rainforest Action Network are targeting The Walt Disney Company for a slack paper-buying policy that allows children’s books to be printed from rainforest-destroying pulp.

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US Infrastructure Woes Mount to $2 Trillion for Repairs Alone

May 19, 2011 by  
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The United States is falling further behind its global peers as well as some developing countries when comes to infrastructure investments, according to the latest research from the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young.

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Toshiba Overtakes GE, Siemens in Potential Smart Grid Acquisition

May 19, 2011 by  
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Toshiba has reportedly emerged as the top contender in the bidding war over Swiss smart meter maker Landis & Gyr, leapfrogging several engineering giants, including General Electric, Honeywell and Siemens.

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