30 Billion Bottles Turned Into Repreve

0
265

Brand take-up has climbed from just two companies to more than 1,000.

Unifi, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, has now transformed more than 30 billion post-consumer plastic bottles into its Repreve recycled performance fibres that are used by hundreds of the world’s leading brands.

When Unifi launched Repreve, it was initially adopted by only two brands. Now, more than 1,000 brands worldwide use the recycled performance fibres and Repreve sales are approaching 40% of Unifi’s total sales, with that number expected to continue to grow in the coming year.

Also Read  Tracer Technologies Central To Textile Sustainability, New Guide Claims

“Our brand and mill partners helped us achieve this milestone,” said CEO Eddie Ingle. “By making the switch to sustainable by choosing to use Repreve, we’ve been able to keep more than 30 billion plastic bottles out of landfills. We want to thank consumers for choosing to buy products – ranging from apparel to home furnishings to shoes – made with Repreve.”

Also Read  PLEVA’s Innovative Solutions For Efficiency And Sustainability At India ITME

“We anticipate companies will continue to make the switch to Repreve, enabling us to increase recycling rates and giving plastic bottles a second life,” added sustainability manager James Cooper. “As we look to the future, we will expand to additional brands and applications, in addition to developing circular programmes that allow existing textiles to be transformed into new textiles.”

Also Read  A.T.E. Your Partner in Sustainability, Innovation, and Technology

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.