Material Snapshot: Chemically Recycled Polyester

Polyester (PET) is one of the most commonly used materials for fashion. PET is a man-made fibre. Conventional PET is made from petrochemicals (or in plain English: oil), which is problematic in terms of resource depletion. Besides, PET waste is either adding to global warming when burned after use or resulting in disastrous pollution of nature when it ends up in landfill and oceans. However, in the Cradle to Cradle terminology, PET is a material belonging to the technical cycle that has potential to be recycled. Recycling of PET reduces its impact substantially, but not entirely. Currently most...

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