“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 from us,” said Ting Xu, Founder and Chairwoman of Evergreen Enterprises. “We’ve been creating our distinctive flags for over 30 years and are excited to lead the industry in now making them in a more sustainable way.”
The production process begins with used plastic being washed, sanitized and shredded into chips. The plastic chips are broken down into fine, melted pellets that are extruded into yarn. The yarn is then used to make thousands of Evergreen flags. The flags will be shipped in recycled packaging and the flags themselves are recyclable once they’ve been used up.
“It takes approximately 34 standard plastic bottles to make the fabric for a house flag and seven to make a garden flag,” said Xu. “Instead of piling up in the landfill, this used plastic is repurposed to create something beautiful that our customers can fly with pride.”