Liechtenstein 2020 Embroidery Map Stamp Indirectly Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles MUH
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Liechtenstein 2020 Embroidery Map of Western Europe Stamp Made from Recycled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) Yarn MUH
The stamp was produced by embroidery manufacturer Hammerle & Vogel in Lustenau, Austria. For this purpose, 3,100 PET [polyethylene terephthalate, a form of polyester] bottles with a volume of 600 ml each were processed to make cleaned flakes before producing a new high-quality polyester yarn from them.
The stamp is about 2 inches in diameter, and almost 75 meters of the polyester yarn were used per stamp and more than 3 million meters for the entire print run of 40,000.
The purpose of the stamp is to promote environmental protection and the recovery of recyclable materials from waste. And Philately Liechtenstein doesn’t want the stamp to go to waste, suggesting that if it isn’t used on mail or saved as a collectible that “it can also decorate your own clothes or other accessories to show your personal commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.”