News : Portsmouth police gets jackets made from recycled plastic bottles

Jan 21, 2010

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Taking a stroll around Portsmouth may leave you spotting many men and women in blue sporting green. Portsmouth police’s newest winter jackets are made using recycled material. The new earth-tec soft-shell jacket is not only being praised for being warm, but also for contributing to the environment. Two-thirds of the members of the city’s police force can be seen wearing these green jackets made from recycled plastic bottles.

In an attempt to outfit officers with new, warm jackets that could replace their outdated ones, the department’s uniform committee came across the local Warehouse Clothing Outlet, which offered fleece-lined, water-resistant, economical and most importantly eco-friendly jackets. Each piece cost the department less than $40. Read the full story here!