BEING #1 AND CHASING ARROWS
The tscudo Tshell is a special top. It's a smart looking sun top. Good in the water and on the trail but most importantly it's made from recycled plastic bottles.
So what does that exactly mean?
PETE (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is one of the most commonly used plastics in consumer products, and is found in most water and soda bottles, straws and some packaging.
If you’re drinking from a plastic water bottle now you’ll more than likely find the chasing arrows symbol with a number 1. This logo is usually at the bottom of the bottle. This plastic is intended for single use applications only.
On a side note, these plastic bottles are not to be reused. Cleaning detergents and high temperatures can cause chemicals to leach out of the plastic. We recommend investing in a reusable bottle.
PETE plastic is recyclable and about 36% of PETE plastic drink bottles are recycled in Australia. 25% of plastic bottles are recycled in the USA
The plastic is crushed and then shredded into small flakes which are then reprocessed to make new PETE bottles, or spun into a fibre. This recycled fibre is used to make the tscudo tops.
Bottles made of #1 PETE plastic should always be recycled, not reused.
So remember, when you’re recycling that #1 PETE bottle that simple positive action will start an incredible chain of events.