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Decoupling resource use from resource growth is the goal, says The Renewal Workshop

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New SUPD guidance calls biopolymers ‘plastic’; yet PHA, PLA stakeholders remain optimistic for the long term

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A reprieve for viscose as European Commission publishes new SUPD

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Of all the garments processed by The Renewal Workshop over the past two years, around 50% have been resold without any repair work carried out.

The textile and apparel industry’s linear business model of make, use and dump has been perfected over many decades and ensures that the 80 billion new pieces of clothing now produced each year are worn on average only four times. It’s an unacceptable status quo many are now trying to change, including The Renewal Workshop …

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Biodegradable polymers in different environments. Illustration courtesy of Nova Institute.

The European Commission’s Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) has been hotly debated since its initial publication in July 2019. While the aim of the legislation is a noble one – minimizing plastic waste in the environment – getting a firm grasp on what is, and what is not, a plastic has proven to be more challenging …

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EU Plastic Labeling Requirement

Viscose fibers are no longer classified as “plastic” under the European Commission’s long-awaited guidelines on single-use plastic products, which were finally published on May 31 after several months of delay. Earlier drafts of the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), which aims to combat environmental problems caused by single-use plastic products, had categorized some regenerated cellulosic fibers …

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Designer Rolf Ekroth drew on 80s horror films in the promotion of the first fashion collection made from straw-based Bio2 Textile

Scandinavian countries are currently leading the pack when it comes to new developments in the sustainable production of fibers and moving towards the establishment of circular manufacturing and supply chains. The region’s long heritage in forestry and paper production has led to the introduction of a number of new sustainable cellulosic fibers made from waste …

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Deja Carbon Neutral Pellet

Indorama Ventures PCL is expanding its portfolio of sustainable solutions under its Deja brand with its new Deja Carbon Neutral PET pellet. The latest innovation under IVL’s Deja global brand, this offering is the world’s first certified carbon neutral PET pellet solution, according to the company. The Deja portfolio includes sustainable PET, rPET, polymer and fiber range …

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