What are the environmental impacts of coffee ground fiber?
Making fiber and fabric from the coffee ground is a very incredible innovation that is not only environmentally friendly but also has very excellent properties like great absorbency, anti-odor, UV ray protection, quick-drying property etc. Yarns made from these coffee grounds have multi-functional applications starting from medical wear to sportswear, household textiles and many other areas. Let’s talk about other benefits apart from these:
• It allows the recycling of the waste that is produced by the coffee industry. Every year a lot of coffee ground waste is produced by coffee making companies like Starbucks which go into landfills. But, making fiber out of these coffee grounds is converting waste into something more valuable.
• The manufacturing of coffee yarns uses only those chemicals which are non-toxic in nature implying that it doesn’t affect the health of the wearer.
• Due to the use of low temperature in the carbonisation process during manufacturing, the process of manufacturing is more efficient.
• The textile made from these yarns is completely biodegradable as it has a natural product as its raw material, hence the end product is a complete sustainable product.
• The end products made out of coffee grounds are totally based on ground and hence are easy to recycle instead of being sent into landfills which imply that coffee ground fiber manufacturing is a closed-loop manufacturing system.
• The yarns manufactured by Singetex also use recycled polyester as their raw material which means they are again using the recycled product. This reduces the carbon footprint but also lowers the negative impact on the environment.
• Coffee ground fibers are blue sign certified which means that all the inputs used in the manufacturing of these yarns including raw material, chemicals, water and energy resources, all are being analyzed. This certification protects the consumers and environment by minimizing the waste, resources used and emissions produced during the manufacturing of fibers.