by Alexis Petru
June 27th, 2011
Turning Soda Bottles Into Caps and Gowns
It’s graduation season, and this year, many students’ caps and gowns will be green – and we don’t mean the color.
At least four academic apparel companies are offering eco-friendly graduation caps and gowns, trading in the polyester typically used in conventional graduation gowns for fiber made from sustainably-harvested forests or recycled plastic. The companies are also looking for ways to keep used, unwanted gowns out of the landfill.
They agree that sales of these products are only increasing, despite the slightly higher cost of the green gowns.