Monday, July 14, 2014

Mosaics Made Using PET Bottles

Plastic beverage bottles are usually made from Polyethylene Terephthalate or otherwise known as PET. This is being becoming a popular recyclable material, addressing the huge problem of landfills, reducing the burden on our environment. Rivesti, a Brazilian company is using recycled PET bottles to make mosaics. 

Their mosaic range is providing home owners with refreshing and sustainable ideas to decorate their homes. Rivesti helps balance out the negative effects on our environment of producing plastic bottles, by taking the plastic waste and making ecological coatings. According to Rivesti, one ton of recycled PET saves 7.4 cubic meters of landfill space as well as emissions of 1,241 kg of CO2. Moreover, the company helps prevent, 1m ³ of the planet being used as a dump and the release of 166hg of carbon dioxide.

In addition to the ecological benefits associated with the product, it offers other advantages that include the following:

1. Use latest technology in sustainable flooring
2. Durability
3. Eco-friendly product improving the quality of life for people.
4. They weigh 66% less than glass or pottery.
5. Perfect alignment and uniform spacing between the squares.
6. Easy to handle, transport and install.
7. Can be installed up to six times faster than other alternatives.
8. Original and contemporary.

The Rivesti mosaic product range is 100% recyclable and is composed of 98% recycled materials. Their packaging is also made from plastic waste collected by co-operatives specifically responsible for collecting waste. It doesn’t get any more recyclable than that.

The below clip gives a demonstrative account on how the product is applied:

               

Their eco-efforts are not limited only to the products they produce but branch out to making them with the least possible impact on the environment. Focusing on ecological products is giving companies like Rivesti the edge over their competitors especially as customers are becoming more environmentally concerned, but they need to ensure that they out perform their existing competition.

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