The Billie “upcycling” system at work at Novetex Textiles' factory at the Tai Po Industrial Estate in Hong Kong on December 18, 2019. Photo: Handout The Billie “upcycling” system at work at Novetex Textiles' factory at the Tai Po Industrial Estate in Hong Kong on December 18, 2019. Photo: Handout
The Billie “upcycling” system at work at Novetex Textiles' factory at the Tai Po Industrial Estate in Hong Kong on December 18, 2019. Photo: Handout

Climate change: Billie spins yarn from textile wastes with neither water nor chemicals in Novetex’s bid to cut emissions and wastes

  • Although cotton grows on 2.4 per cent of the world’s cropland, it accounts for 22.5 per cent of insecticide use and 10 per cent of pesticides, McKinsey said
  • An estimated 2,700 litres of water is needed to produce a single cotton T-shirt, enough to sustain a person for 900 days, according to the WWF’s calculation

Knowledge |   China and climate change
The Billie “upcycling” system at work at Novetex Textiles' factory at the Tai Po Industrial Estate in Hong Kong on December 18, 2019. Photo: Handout The Billie “upcycling” system at work at Novetex Textiles' factory at the Tai Po Industrial Estate in Hong Kong on December 18, 2019. Photo: Handout
The Billie “upcycling” system at work at Novetex Textiles' factory at the Tai Po Industrial Estate in Hong Kong on December 18, 2019. Photo: Handout
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