Underwear is rarely recyclable and often ends up in landfills. Some companies, like Kent in the US, are making it fully compostable. Photo: @wearkent/Instagram
Underwear is rarely recyclable and often ends up in landfills. Some companies, like Kent in the US, are making it fully compostable. Photo: @wearkent/Instagram
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Your used underwear can now be recycled to grow food and help save the planet – how compostable intimate wear eliminates waste

  • To be stretchy, underwear often uses spandex or elastane – neither is recyclable – and throwing it away adds up to billions of pounds of textile waste over time
  • Companies like Kent are looking to change that – it makes ‘fully compostable’ underwear from 100 per cent pima cotton that can be turned into soil to grow food

Underwear is rarely recyclable and often ends up in landfills. Some companies, like Kent in the US, are making it fully compostable. Photo: @wearkent/Instagram
Underwear is rarely recyclable and often ends up in landfills. Some companies, like Kent in the US, are making it fully compostable. Photo: @wearkent/Instagram
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