H&M and Adidas are among the newest members to join the New Cotton Project global consortium, which is striving to establish a circular economy for fashion textiles. These two industry giants will be producing clothing from cellulose carbamate fibers, which are fibers that have been recycled from textile, cardboard, and other waste with a high cellulose content. These fibers will be provided by Infinited Fiber, another consortium collaborator, and will be spun, dyed, knitted, and weaved into yarns and fabrics. These fabrics will then go on to be sewn into H&M’s and Adidas’s commercial fashion products. Continue reading “H&M and Adidas join forces towards circularity in fashion textiles”
rPET: Food-grade PET that’s recycled and carbon-neutral
The world’s first carbon-neutral recycled PET, or rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate), has been successfully manufactured by Alpla Group. The company has specialized in plastic packaging and recycling, including food-grade PET, for many years – but for the first time in history, they have rolled out the world’s first carbon-neutral recycled PET.
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How to make money from waste through circular material trading
End-of-life goods and materials can be transformed from value lost into value gained by selling them for re-use on online material marketplaces. This practice is called circular material trading, and it enables companies to generate new revenue streams and make money out of their waste materials.
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