School Debuts Caps & Gowns Made Of Recycled Plastic


I implemented a one-woman recycling program years ago by using my graduation gown as a Harry Potter costume, but now I’ve been outdone by Florida International University. The 4,500 students graduating in May will wear caps and gowns made of fabric spun from melted down plastic bottles. Making one gown requires 23 recycled plastic bottles, or the approximate number of vending machine Cokes consumed while cramming for an econ final.

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