What is recycled polyester?
Recycled polyester is simply polyester made from recycled sources: PET bottles, industrial polyester waste and even old clothes. Mechanical recycling uses clear PET bottles that are cleaned, split and then melted and extruded into a fiber. Recycled polyester reduces oil use, reduces waste and reduces the overall carbon footprint. Today, however, only 3 – 10% of polyester fabric production is recycled.
Polyester(PET) vs recycled polyester(RPET)?
Recycled polyester has identical properties as polyester.
90% less water is used to produce recycled polyester than to make polyester. RPET requires 70% less energy in production.Recycled fabrics are a safe alternative to conventional polyesters. The fabric is manufactured with the highest degree of health and safety care, it is tested and certified by the Global Recycle Standard, Oeko-tex.