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
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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

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United Kingdom
Fashion giant H&M steps up
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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
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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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