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Bemidji State University senior Ashley Bremseth checks out the new recycled graduation gowns available at the University Bookstore on Wednesday afternoon. In an effort to be greener the bookstore offers the typical gown or those made from recycled plastic. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

BSU Bookstore offers caps, gowns made of recycled plastic

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Their gowns will all be colored black but some of this year's Bemidji State University graduates will feel green.

The BSU Bookstore has offered graduating students the option to purchase gowns and caps made of 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.


GreenWeaver, the name of the new line of graduation apparel, is made of fabric spun from molten plastic pellets. It takes an average of 23 bottles to make each gown.

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