Alcantara plans to increase use of recycled materials

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2022-11-16 12:51:49 – Italy

According to the company's annual sustainability report, Alcantara intends to use more recycled post-consumer polymers in its high-end "Made in Italy" materials for the fashion, consumer electronics, and automotive industries.

In the next three to five years, items that only use recycled material may be produced, according to Alcantara Chairman and CEO Andrea Boragno, whose business is developing new material with higher quantities of recycled polymers.

The new material is guaranteed to be produced in Europe using 68 percent post-consumer recycled polyester and is protected by the RCS (Recycled Claim Standard). To stop plastic from being dumped in landfills, burned, or dumped into the ocean, recycled polymers are made from garbage.

Alcantara, a business pioneer in the application of environmental measures, received its Carbon Neutral certification in 2009. It is one of the first firms in the world and the first industrial enterprise in Italy to achieve carbon neutrality.

In their most current sustainability report, Alcantara states that during the most recent fiscal year, it mitigated 42,461 tons of CO2 emissions.

50 offset projects, including those using wind, solar, and hydroelectricity in nations including India, Turkey, and Uganda, have been supported by Alcantara over the previous 13 years.

Trigeneration and cogeneration systems installed at the company's locations in Italy helped it avoid emitting 15,272 tons of CO2.

Boragno said that sustainability is the most important issue facing our generation. Because of this, it is a key principle that is firmly ingrained in our company culture and a crucial growth engine for the creation of our business plan.

He added that Alcantara is dedicated to achieving the sustainable development goals of the UN and is a signatory to the UN Global Compact.

In accordance with Alcantara's "cradle to grave" philosophy, all CO2 emissions are measured beginning with the raw materials and production processes and continuing through the use and end-of-life of the product.

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