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Milking It

By Holly Peterson

Loll's Recycled Cabrio Chair
Can you guess how many milk jugs went into the making of this chair? To you, that question may be infinitely more arbitrary than asking about jellybeans in a jar. But to the good folk at Minnesota’s Loll, it is a way of life. That’s because all of Loll’s waterproof, outdoor furniture is made of post-consumer HDPE (high-density polyethylene), which is a plastic resin used in things like milk jugs, detergent bottles, margarine tubs, and garbage containers. The material not only makes for highly durable products, it also allows Loll to recycle 90 percent of its production waste. Because of this highly-efficient process, it is estimated that every pound of chair can be made with just 8 milk jugs. That makes this double-wide, low-riding Cabrio lounge chair here the product of 320 such plastic containers. How close did you come with that guess?

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