Rivesti Recycles PET Bottles to Create Multicolored Mosaic Tiles

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 12, 2014
References: rivesti.br & springwise
PET bottle recycling can be useful in a large variety ways, but now it can be used to produce mosaic tiles. A Brazilian company called Rivesti uses discarded plastic bottles to create a range of interior wall tiles.

Available in 33 different colors, the mosaic tiles beautify your home while helping the environment at the same time. Devoted to ecological reinvestment, Rivesti has been researching how to do this for three years. PET resin taken from old plastic bottles is purified and treated with other recycled polymeric materials. This results in a high quality and uniquely finished product.

By recycling PET plastic bottles, Rivesti saves landfill space and cuts down on carbon dioxide emissions. In addition to this green initiative, Rivesti has also developed a faster tile-mounting method to further appeal to consumers.