April 6, 2021
How and Why to Reduce Business Carbon Footprint
The U.N. Paris Accord calls for limiting atmosphere temperature increases to 1.5 degree Celsius to reduce global carbon footprint. This requires accountability from businesses.
March 18, 2021
Polyester Yarns and Fabrics: From Petroleum to Apparel
Polyester is a man-made substance containing petroleum, coal, air and water that was developed in 1941. Manufacturers create three different types of yarn from polyester, and these yarns are used in everything from clothing to industrial materials to disposable water bottles, and more. The three yarns are monofilament, multifilament, and spun.
March 8, 2021
Carbon Footprint: A Number to Reduce
The carbon footprint of an entity has become a standard measure of comparison and is defined as the sum of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from fossil-fuel combustion in manufacturing, heating, and transportation, as well as emissions required to produce the electricity associated with goods and services which are consumed.
February 24, 2021
Polyester’s Many Uses
Polyester, a thermoplastic polymer, can be processed into a wide variety of products including food containers, disposable bottles and polyester fibers. The fibers can then be spun into different shapes, thicknesses and lengths and knit or woven into a wide variety of polyester fabrics.
February 11, 2021
What is Recycled Polyester?
These days we are likely to see recycled polyester as a component in everything from furniture to apparel to kitchen gadgets. So exactly what is recycled polyester? First let’s define what is polyester. Invented in the 1940’s, polyester is a synthetic (man-made) fiber that is composed of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET and made primarily from […]
October 28, 2020
How do Recycled and Recyclable Differ?
Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash…
What is Mechanical Recycling?
Mechanical recycling transforms materials into “new” secondary raw materials without changing the base…
What is Chemical Recycling?
Chemical recycling, also called advanced recycling, is taking plastic waste and reducing it back to its…