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Dubai92 Kibsons Recycling Challenge Powered by Simply Bottles

JAN 11, 2019
Online: Instagram and Website

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BsfcF5HAL4J/

Can turning plastic bottles into clothing help solve the UAE’s waste problem?

OCT 26, 2018
Online Euronews

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https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/26/can-turning-plastic-bottles-into-clothing-help-solve-the-uae-s-waste-problem?fbclid=IwAR1Ucd85-vT2M24JQEwhABZ9biYaZoq6KeY1WcjhB6J8BvrGvWnOnO114yo

Everyone has to give his share for Mother Earth

AUG 30, 2018

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http://www.gulftoday.ae/portal/5afb5762-5b24-4893-81f4-32678ec61f2e.aspx

Fashion Finds its Conscience

JUN 01, 2018

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Simply Bottles supports circular economy in PET

MAY 01, 2018
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http://gpca.org.ae/2018/05/01/simply-bottles-supports-circular-economy-in-pet/

وليستر خيوط إلى البلاستيك قناني لتحويل طريقة تبتكر ملابس شركة

APR 21, 2018
TV and Online: MBC Hamsa

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https://www.facebook.com/MBCHamsa/videos/207939273270294/UzpfSTE2ODU2NzI2OTg3MDE4NDoxNzU4NDM0NTc0MjE2Nzcx/

Simply Bottles initiative aims to increase plastic recycling

OCT 26, 2017
A new campaign is aiming to increase the amount of plastic bottles that get recycled in the UAE. The Simply Bottles initiative has been launched by eco-friendly clothing manufacturer DGrade, which plans to build the world’s first ‘plastic to yarn’ recycling plant in Dubai. Kris Barber, CEO of DGrade, explains why they chose the Emirates:

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https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1507894705924943

Simply Bottles Plastic Bottle Recycling Initiative in UAE

OCT 23, 2017
DGrade, the manufacturer of eco-friendly clothing, has launched the Simply Bottles initiative to increase recovery and recycling rates of plastic bottles in the UAE. According to the company, as part of the initiative it plans to develop the world?s first bottle-to-yarn recycling plant, as well as to educate and equip businesses, schools and individuals with the tools and infrastructure required to reduce their plastic pollution and increase their recycling rates of plastic bottles.

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https://waste-management-world.com/a/simply-bottles-plastic-bottle-recycling-initiative-in-uae

Simply Bottles targets recycling plant in UAE

OCT 23, 2017
Eco-friendly clothing manufacturer DGrade has launched the ‘Simply Bottles’ initiative, which aims to increase recovery rates of plastics bottles and lead to the development of the world’s first bottle-to-yarn recycling plant based in the UAE. The strategy will start this month and intends to educate and equip businesses, schools and individuals with the infrastructure and tools…

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https://plasticsinpackaging.com/online/simple-solution-dgrade-launches-simply-bottles-recycling-initiative-in-uae/

UAE designers reveal how they are making their designs more eco-friendly

JUN 10, 2017
co-friendly fashion is the latest global trend that many in the trade are determined to turn into a sustainable norm. In the UAE, clothing retailers have designs on your old plastic bottles, writes Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane If global trends are ­anything to go by, it might not be long before rubbish is ­transformed into ready-to-wear in the UAE. The popularity of sustainable, eco-friendly fashion worldwide has been steadily on the rise and an event dedicated to the cause, Green Fashion Week, recently held its spring season in the United States.

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https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/uae-designers-reveal-how-they-are-making-their-designs-more-eco-friendly-1.63600

Brighter Future: Clothing with Soul

MAY 22, 2014

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http://beneast.com/tag/dgrade/

DGrade and PepsiCo launch Plastic Challenge in UAE schools

APR 10, 2014

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http://www.dubaiprnetwork.com/pr.asp?pr=87303

In Partnership with PepsiCo, the 2014 DGrade Plastic Challenge is underway in Schools across UAE

MAR 16, 2014

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https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/In_Partnership_with_PepsiCo_the_2014_DGrade_Plastic_Challenge_is_underway_in_Schools_across_UAE-ZAWYA20140316115910/

Making clothing out of potential landfill sounds strange, but it’s possible. D-Grade clothing is a UK/UAE company that is doing just that.

NOV 12, 2013
When you think about recycling, what do you think it means? Where do the recyclables go? What happens to them? D-Grade is a recycled clothing company which takes plastic bottles, breaks them down into a plastic yarn and weaves that into everyday wear. Thoughts of plastic clothing tend to conjure images of garbage bags, ’90s-style outfits and Lady Gaga-esque get-up, but D-Grade’s products are not that at all – as D-Grade founder and organiser Kris explains, ‘It came to my attention some time ago that the plastic found in ordinary drinking water bottles is the same polymer as that used in the manufacturing of polyester. I teamed up with partners in the UK and began developing clothing collections using a process of extruding plastic into fibre and spinning high quality yarns.

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http://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/community/features/45362-clothes-recycling-in-the-uae#commentform

Recycled fashion in Dubai

NOV 05, 2013

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https://www.timeoutdubai.com/community/features/45984-recycled-fashion-in-dubai

Businesses Go Beyond Plastic

OCT 05, 2013

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http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/magazine/entry/plastic_pollution_coalition2/

Mind Over Plastic: The Future Is Now

AUG 27, 2013
On June 14, 2013, the winners of the inaugural event were announced at an awards ceremony and conference hosted by Ed Begley Jr., and attended by such notables as Alice Waters and Jackson Browne. The competition drew over 100 applicants from countries around the world including Romania, Slovenia, Kenya, Malaysia, UAE and the United States. You can learn more about the 2013 entrants and their innovative ideas in this video. The Winners of the Most Innovative Business award were DGrade Clothing (UAE), a designer and producer of clothing collections from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles; and Pulp Works (USA), creating sustainable packaging alternatives made from pulp.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-spiegl/mind-over-plastic_b_3513183.html

Rubbish fashion: Look stylish in recycled plastic

MAR 30, 2012

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https://gulfnews.com/lifestyle/rubbish-fashion-look-stylish-in-recycled-plastic-1.999933