CHALLENGE OF WASTED TEXTILES
Reality is that landfill is the current customary disposal method for textiles. 85% go to landfill after their first useful life and only 1% are ever truly recycled. Despite valiant industry efforts, the road to significant global recycling systems may be long, fragmented and complex.
The bulk of textiles are made from synthetic “plastic” materials. We love our synthetics for their inherent durability and performance characteristics. However, their best qualities also pose an environmental challenge. Like other non-biodegradable plastics, synthetic textiles can take thousands of years to break down—or may never fully break down at all.
Over 16 billion pounds of synthetic “plastic” textiles like polyester are sent to landfill annually in the US alone — that’s massive energy buried forever, untapped.
CiClO™ technology allows plastic based fibers like polyester to degrade more like natural fibers in landfill conditions. Ultimately, textiles embedded with CiClO™ become valuable sources of soil matter and biogas, which is captured for energy at modern day landfills.
Recycled Polyester (optional)
BIODEGRADATION REPORT @ 1278 DAYS
ASTM D5511 Method