Recycled nylon and polyester cleaning the ocean waste

Related Keywords: fabrics, fashion, Knit, manufacturing, NGO, nylon, plastic, polyester, Recycle, sustainability, swimwear, Textile, waste

United States
Recycled nylon and polyester cleaning the ocean waste
Summary: 
Plastic waste is one of the big problems of this time. By 2050, the oceans could contain more waste than fish. Consumer demand for recycled fashion is on the rise, and more and more sports and fashion companies work with it - in different ways. It’s an unsightly plight and causing damage to marine life globally, as plastic from our lifestyles ends up in the oceans. According to data UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) eight million tons of waste end

Plastic waste is one of the big problems of this time. By 2050, the oceans could contain more waste than fish. Consumer demand for recycled fashion is on the rise, and more and more sports and fashion companies work with it - in different ways.

It’s an unsightly plight and causing damage to marine life globally, as plastic from our lifestyles ends up in the oceans. According to data UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) eight million tons of waste ends up in our seas every single year, 640 thousand tons of fishing nets abandoned at the bottom of the ocean.

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Volcom plans to save water

Related Keywords: consumpation, denim, econyl, fabrics, recycling, save, sustainable, Volcom, waste, water

United States
Volcom plans to save water
Summary: 
Volcom, a modern lifestyle brand that represents the creative spirit of youth culture, has announced the worldwide launch of Water Aware, a denim collection for men’s, women’s and kids. A significant milestone in Volcom's journey to sustainability, Water Aware features a reformulated, water-saving wash and finishing process in the production of denim resulting in an average savings

Volcom, a modern lifestyle brand that represents the creative spirit of youth culture, has announced the worldwide launch of Water Aware, a denim collection for men’s, women’s and kids. A significant milestone in Volcom's journey to sustainability, Water Aware features a reformulated, water-saving wash and finishing process in the production of denim resulting in an average savings of 13 litres of water per jean.

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Challanges faced by recycled polyester

Related Keywords: Carbios, environment, Industry, microplastic, nonwoven, PET, plastic, plastic pollution, recyclability, recycling, waste

United States
Challanges faced by recycled polyester
Summary: 
Stemming from stories about the effect of plastic pollution on animals to microplastics in the Marianas Trench, awareness is growing about the impact of plastic waste on the environment. This, plus awareness of sustainable materials, has led to increased consumer adoption of environmentally friendly products with special attention given to polyethylene terephthalate (PET), also known as polyester. In addition to the waste and pollution

Stemming from stories about the effect of plastic pollution on animals to microplastics in the Marianas Trench, awareness is growing about the impact of plastic waste on the environment. This, plus awareness of sustainable materials, has led to increased consumer adoption of environmentally friendly products with special attention given to polyethylene terephthalate (PET), also known as polyester.

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Can Boohoos recycled clothes really solve the problem of fast fashion

Related Keywords: Boohoo, clothing, eco friendlym, environment, fabrics, fast fashion, Garments, landfills, micro fibers, pollutuion, Recycle, retailers, waste

United States
Can Boohoos recycled clothes really solve the problem of fast fashion
Summary: 
"If someone really cared about buying ethically sourced, green clothes then they wouldn't shop at Boohoo," shopper Camilla tells the BBC on Oxford Street. She is commenting on the fast fashion retailer's first recycled clothing range - made with reclaimed plastics - which was unveiled this week. The 22-year-old's view is not surprising, given the millions of low cost, fast fashion

"If someone really cared about buying ethically sourced, green clothes then they wouldn't shop at Boohoo," shopper Camilla tells the BBC on Oxford Street.

She is commenting on the fast fashion retailer's first recycled clothing range - made with reclaimed plastics - which was unveiled this week.

The 22-year-old's view is not surprising, given the millions of low cost, fast fashion clothes that Boohoo sells every year.

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Retailers can't destroy unsold clothes in France?

Related Keywords: cloths, France, government, products, retailers, unsold clothes, waste

France
Retailers can't destroy unsold clothes in France?
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The French government is looking to ban retailers from throwing away unsold consumer products. The move, which would include electronics, cosmetics, and clothes, would be introduced to reduce the amount of waste being produced by the country and in turn better protect the environment. French Prime Minister Edouard

The French government is looking to ban retailers from throwing away unsold consumer products.

The move, which would include electronics, cosmetics, and clothes, would be introduced to reduce the amount of waste being produced by the country and in turn better protect the environment.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe introduced the bill earlier this month.

He stated that every year, 650 million euros worth of new consumer products are either thrown away or destroyed in the country.

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Nylon made from waste for activewear

Related Keywords: econyl, fiber, Girls Inc., landfills, leggings, nylon, sports bra, waste

United States
Nylon made from waste for activewear
Summary: 
Retail brand Free People recently announced three activewear styles made from ECONYL, a sustainable yarn developed in Italy. ECONYL is a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made with discarded

Retail brand Free People recently announced three activewear styles made from ECONYL, a sustainable yarn developed in Italy. ECONYL is a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made with discarded waste collected from landfills and oceans (fishing nets and fabric scraps). ECONYL allows new products to be made without ever revisiting new resources.

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Demeto's aim is to establish a collaboration able to produce a sustainable solution to the global polyester waste problem

Related Keywords: chemical, Demeto, global, home textiles, PET industry, polyester, polymer, recycling, sportswear, Textiles, waste

Belgium
Demeto's aim is to establish a collaboration able to produce a sustainable solut
Summary: 
Demeto, a European project established to build a network of like-minded organisations in the PET industry with the goal of creating disruptive recycling solutions, has announced the addition of polyester fibre producer

Demeto, a European project established to build a network of like-minded organisations in the PET industry with the goal of creating disruptive recycling solutions, has announced the addition of polyester fibre producer Kolon to its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB).

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Fashion giant H&M steps up

Related Keywords: fashion, garment, H&M, labour, suppliers, supply chain, sustainability, Sweden, Textile, waste

United Kingdom
Fashion giant H&M steps up
Summary: 
Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks of slavery and labour abuses. The Sweden-based multinational’s move was hailed by workers

Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks of slavery and labour abuses.

The Sweden-based multinational’s move was hailed by workers rights groups who said it was a step forward, but added that the data may not be particularly meaningful to shoppers without additional information to put it into context.

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Scientists have successfully modified a bacterial enzyme to break down polyester

Related Keywords: plastics recycling, Scientists have successfully modified a bacterial enzyme to break down polyester, textile industries, the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, tonnes of plastic bottles made of PET, University of Portsmouth, waste

Portsmouth
Summary: 
The discovery could result in a more effective recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of PET, which currently have to undergo a complex chemical process to break them down into their respective monomers for reforming into virgin grade polyester fibres and other materials

The discovery could result in a more effective recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of PET, which currently have to undergo a complex chemical process to break them down into their respective monomers for reforming into virgin grade polyester fibres and other materials

Back in 2016, how an enzyme produced by bacteria living at a plastic bottle recycling site in Japan could digest polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

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