A former paper pulp mill has developed a method for repurposing the polyester-cotton blends that are currently filling landfills into new clothing.

It began with an impromptu request. When a Swedish commodities trading company called up with another concept, entrepreneurs Peter Majeranowski and Conor Hartman were researching a means to recycle the fibrous stalks left over from tobacco production by utilising hydrothermal pressure to transform them into pulp for paper. “They were like, ‘Hey, this pulp stuff you’re doing is great, but can you try putting a t-shirt through your machine?’” Majeranowski recalled.

They obliged, and it just so happens, it worked. Above all, it dealt with polyester-cotton mixes, the most well-known material created by the worldwide style industry. As of not long ago, any reusing interaction that safeguarded the polyester polymers would debase the cotton filaments, and the other way around. This has prompted a significant development in texture squander. Consistently, a dump truck of dress and materials gets burned or thrown in a landfill, as indicated by a 2017 report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.


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