Japan – Japan-based advanced fibres and composites manufacturer Teijin provided last week’s Tokyo International Film Festival with an unusual ‘red carpet’ that was green rather than the traditional colour. The change was designed to highlight the company’s use of its Ecopet recycled polyester ‘ equivalent to around 51 000 half-litre PET bottles ‘ in the 1800 metres of carpet supplied for the high-profile bash.
It was the 25th edition of the Festival, and the fifth consecutive year in which the Japanese petrochemicals group has been selected to manufacture a one-off sustainable carpet.
A number of other recycled and reusable items were also provided for the event, including fashion accessories such as ‘greenchief’ handkerchiefs, jackets for festival staff, eco-bags for guests and specially designed ties for the ‘green tie banquet’. These were made from chemically recycled Eco Circle fibres that Teijin produces from used polyester goods. The company claims these offer ‘the same high quality as fibres made directly from petroleum’.
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