Chemical recycling of plastic packaging and other plastic products presents a $10 billion opportunity to businesses in the US and around the world, according to a report from the American Chemistry Council. Not only that, it has the potential to prevent 6.5 million tons of recoverable plastics from being landfilled each year, which dramatically accelerates our transition to a circular economy. Considering both the economic and environmental drivers, it’s surely an opportunity worth taking.
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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”