MicroGREEN Polymers Inc. out of Arlington is attracting interest from all over the globe, including Great Britain, South Africa, and Japan, with their patented technology that converts water bottles into InCycle insulated hot and cold cups that can be recycled. Investors have contributed $42 billion to this company and their goal to help eliminate the plastic cups and water bottles that supply landfills. The process that MicroGREEN uses does not use any water or chemically alter the plastics in the process. They therefore see no wastewater and create a product that can be recycled and is more durable than plastic. The facility currently converts over 20 million pounds of water bottle plastic every year and the recent investment money is going almost entirely towards increasing the manufacturing capabilities. The founders of MicroGREEN are graduate researchers at the University of Washington and were funded by angel investors with the Washington Research foundation. They are currently extended production to meet local demand from Redhook Brewery and Alaska Airlines but international eyes are already on the product as well.