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Graduation gowns now recyclable

May 10, 2010

College graduates across the United State are starting a new graduation tradition this year: tossing their ceremonial gowns into recycling bins.

The new products are an alternative to the petroleum-based polyester gowns millions of graduates rent or buy each year. Manufacturers say the new gowns are a bit softer and more breathable than the traditional gowns, but otherwise are indistinguishable.

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