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14 bottles make one pair of trousers

Nothing is off limits in the recycling world now that you can buy mens trousers made out of recycled plastic bottles, from Marks & Spencer.

The store was the first to declare that they would introduce a school uniform range made out of recycled material, now the fathers of those children can purchase their recycled trousers from the store.

It takes just 14 recycled plastic bottles to make one pair of trousers and they cost £19.50. They will not burn under an iron and they have an innovative coin catcher pocket, which prevents coins from dropping out of the pockets when the wearer sits down.

Trousers are made from recycled polyester which is made by chopping up used plastic bottles into flakes, melting them and then squeezing them into tiny holes to make a polyester yarn which is then woven into fabric.

Marks & Spencer director of menswear and boyswear Julian Kilmartin said: Were constantly looking at ways to give our customers the most innovative, best value and highest quality product on the high street.  Using recycled polyester is another way that were doing this. What is great about this range is that you are getting the same quality that you would find on our products and also doing your bit for the environment.

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