W Hotel Sheets Made Out Of Plastic Bottles?


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Check out this press release from W Hotels. Apparently, W Hotels is teaming up with will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company to bring EKOCYCLE branded sheets to all it’s North America Hotels first and then roll them out globally. EKOCYCLE sheets are made from rPET which is polyester partially made using recycled plastic. This sounds very interesting, indeed. Now, I am a big fan of W Hotels and I am also all for going green but, it doesn’t sound very comfortable! The press release states that the bedding is “as luxurious as it is environmentally conscious,” so I will withhold my judgement until I can feel the sheets! You can read more about this press release here.

W Hotel Sheets Made Out Of Plastic Bottles?

From SPG Press release: “W Hotels will soon begin re-making their beds with new EKOCYCLE™ branded sheets, which are made in part with rPET (polyester partially made using recycled plastic). Rolling out into W Hotels in North America first with global properties to follow, each king size sheet set utilizes approximately 31 recycled 20 oz. plastic bottles – which equates to more than 268,000 plastic bottles across all W Hotel beds in North America. The result is bedding that is as luxurious as it is environmentally conscious, ensuring that guests continue to have the same incredibly comfortable sleep they have come to expect from a night in a W Hotel bed. Guests can rest assured that they won’t feel a difference, as the more sustainable sheets are made using the same high quality process as the W brand’s current bedding, with the only difference being the use of recycled polyester instead of new polyester.”

W Hotel Sheets Made Out Of Plastic Bottles?

Bottom Line

What do you think about this change for W Hotel sheets? Recycled bottles doesn’t sound very soft or very comfortable but, I will wait to feel these once they roll out into W Hotel beds.

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Comments

  1. Ah, finally, something that connects to my job. lol. I am a commodities analyst, and I analyze the PET and R-PET markets globally.

    R-PET is basically the recycled form of polyester. So, when you take a bottle and toss it into a recycling bin, it can eventually be broken down and processed into a polymer, which is material that can be used to make fiber. For example, most people don’t know that most carpeting is recyclable.

    So, yes, clothing, shoes and, yes, bed sheets can be made from water bottles and various forms of plastics and recycled material.

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