Fashion waste is a global problem, but a company has worked out a process to recycle polyester-cotton fabric and reduce pressure on landfills. Photo: Shutterstock Fashion waste is a global problem, but a company has worked out a process to recycle polyester-cotton fabric and reduce pressure on landfills. Photo: Shutterstock
Fashion waste is a global problem, but a company has worked out a process to recycle polyester-cotton fabric and reduce pressure on landfills. Photo: Shutterstock
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Pair reach holy grail of fashion recycling: polyester-cotton blends broken down without degrading fibres or polymer

  • Fashion waste is a global problem, with hard-to-recycle polyester-cotton fabrics commonly ending up in landfills. Two US entrepreneurs found a solution
  • They developed a machine that breaks down the mix of artificial and natural fibres. ‘That really does set them apart’, says lawyer for Patagonia, an investor

Topic |   Fashion
Fashion waste is a global problem, but a company has worked out a process to recycle polyester-cotton fabric and reduce pressure on landfills. Photo: Shutterstock Fashion waste is a global problem, but a company has worked out a process to recycle polyester-cotton fabric and reduce pressure on landfills. Photo: Shutterstock
Fashion waste is a global problem, but a company has worked out a process to recycle polyester-cotton fabric and reduce pressure on landfills. Photo: Shutterstock
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