Would you like a new hiking backpack? That’ll be 22 PET bottles, please. Source: Forum PET. Photo: unsplash.com  / pexels.com

Would you like a new hiking backpack? That’ll be 22 PET bottles, please. Source: Forum PET. Photo: unsplash.com / pexels.com

Good things from the bottle

Unbreakable – light – 100 per cent recyclable

5 PET bottles provide enough textile fibre to produce an XL T-shirt. Source: Forum PET, photo: unsplash.com, pexels.com

5 PET bottles provide enough textile fibre to produce an XL T-shirt. Source: Forum PET, photo: unsplash.com, pexels.com

Starlinger makes fabric bags from PET bottle flakes. Photo: Starlinger

Starlinger makes fabric bags from PET bottle flakes. Photo: Starlinger

Lamps and chairs made from PET

As part of a project in Bogoto, the Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón created a number of unusual lamps. Photo: NADIA DEL POZO

As part of a project in Bogoto, the Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón created a number of unusual lamps. Photo: NADIA DEL POZO

A 111 Navy Chair from Emeco is made from 111 Coca-Cola bottles. Photo: Bryanston School, Dorset, UK, Foster & Partners. 

A 111 Navy Chair from Emeco is made from 111 Coca-Cola bottles. Photo: Bryanston School, Dorset, UK, Foster & Partners.

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