The process begins with used plastic bottles being washed, sanitized, and shredded into chips. These chips are broken down into fine, melted pellets. The pellets are extruded into yarn, and that yarn is used to create the fabric used to make thousands of Evergreen flags.
Evergreen is proud to be a leader in using recycled fabric to create the same durable, vibrant, and affordable flags our customers love and expect. Our flags have always made a bold statement - and now they’re making a bold impact by keeping 75 million plastic bottles from entering landfills each year.
Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) is recycled plastic that was used to make packaging, such as plastic bottles and food containers. After the original containers are used by consumers, they are returned via recycling programs and facilities that sort, wash, sanitize and shred the plastic into chips. The chips are broken down into fine, melted pellets. The pellets are extruded into yarn, and that yarn is then used to make thousands of Evergreen flags.
You’ll get the same core benefits of classic Evergreen flags, such as beauty, durability, and affordability, but now in an eco-friendlier package. This initiative keeps over 75 million plastic bottles from entering the landfill each year so you can sell and fly our house flags and garden flags with pride. You’ll be supporting the recycling industry, reducing waste in landfills, and reducing the impact on the environment.
rPET flags have the same great durability and quality you are used to. The recycled fabric has the same all-weather features such as heat-transferred artwork, UV protected dyes, and sun-blocking material, for same brilliant color and non-fray durability. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use on porch, patio, deck and garden as well as door, wall, entryway and more.
Evergreen home and garden flags are easy to care for by spot cleaning as needed. Colorfastness and durability are dependent upon exposure to sun and the elements. Weather conditions such as direct sun exposure, high winds and excessive moisture will eventually degrade the fabric more quickly.