Renewtra introduces wearable recyclables to children

By: Amy Lipman Email
By: Amy Lipman Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A Grand Junction business is showing children a new way to help the earth with what they wear.

Renewtra presented to STARS campers Tuesday about their line of shirts made from recycled plastic.

The company started making sustainable shirts 20 years ago, but they've come back into the business in response to growing environmental concerns.

The children brought in plastic bottles to recycle and learned about where those bottles would go if they're thrown in the trash instead.

"When I'm not here anymore, those are the kids that are inheriting this planet," said Phebe Hays, of Renewtra. "This is mother earth and we've only got one. We want to save it. We want to take care of it. We want to restore it."

It takes five plastic bottles to make a t-shirt.

Renewtra plans to continue to teach future generations the importance of recycling at area shcools.

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