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Development and Application of Recycled Materials

2020-10-16

In recent years, with the occurrence of global warming, people’s attention has been paid to the topic of environmental protection. The air, sea, and environment have been polluted to varying degrees. More and more countries and people are involved in an environmental protection war.

 

What is the daily handling of an old garment that we can usually think of? The possibilities may far exceed your imagination. In 2018, the newly released "recycled clothing" and "smart sewing" technologies will lead designers to a greater imagination.

 

Recycled clothing refers to the realization of the fashion cycle by separating cotton and polyester fiber blends and converting them into new textile fibers. At the 15th Shanghai International Textile Industry Exhibition, "Supporting the Recycling of Waste Textiles" was included in the 12th Five-Year Plan of China's Textile Industry (2011-2015) for the first time and will be announced in the near future. This means that like recycled paper and recycled plastics, "recycled clothing" will also enter the lives of the people. The plan plans to initially establish a recycling system for textile recycled fiber in the next five years. By 2015, the total fiber processing nationwide is expected to reach 51.5 million tons, of which about 15% is recycled fiber.

 

Germany has implemented garbage classification since 1904. Rome has a set of strict penalties and "environmental police". Their garbage classification is very fine, paper, glass (divided into brown, green, and white), Organic waste (residual fruits and vegetables, garden waste, etc.), waste batteries, waste oil, plastic packaging materials, construction waste, bulky waste, waste batteries, hazardous waste, etc.

 

Recycled plastic is the reuse of plastic. After the mechanical blade crushing operation, the reuse of plastic is completed.

 

Recycled plastics refer to plastic raw materials that are re-obtained after processing waste plastics through physical or chemical methods such as pretreatment, melting, granulation, and modification, and are the reuse of plastics. The production of recycled polyester fiber is very environmentally friendly. Recycled polyester staple fiber refers to the use of polyester fabric, waste polyester bottle flakes, spinning waste silk, foam material, pulp block as raw materials, and waste bottle flakes are crushed, washed, and made of various materials. The mixture is dried, melt-extrusion, spinning, winding, bundling, drawing, crimping, relaxing heat setting, and cutting to form polyester staple fibers of different lengths.

 

Adidas' 2019 spring and summer clothing series will have 41% of the production raw materials made of recycled plastics.

 

In 2019, 58% of all H&M products use sustainable materials, and this proportion is gradually increasing. It is planned to use recycled or other sustainable materials in 2030 to make a sustainable fashion future a reality.

 

IKEA has updated its sustainability strategy report-People & Planet Positive, launched in 2012, and announced the company's latest commitment to sustainable development by 2030, including the following main contents:

By 2020, restaurants in IKEA stores around the world will stop using disposable plastic products; use new environmentally friendly methods to make all IKEA products, and use only renewable and recycled materials in the process; through cooperation with household product suppliers, will Reduce the average carbon footprint of each product by 70%; achieve zero emissions during door-to-door delivery by 2025.

 

The world's largest coffee chain giant Starbucks announced that it will completely eliminate disposable plastic straws in 2020 and replace it with a recyclable cold drink lid similar to the lid of a children's drinking cup. By 2020, more than 28,000 Starbucks stores around the world will all stop using disposable straws, and it is estimated that 1 billion plastic straws will be saved each year.

 

 

 

 

 

We passed the GRS inspection standard and got this certificate.

 

The Global Recycle Standard 4.0 (GRS 4.0) was originally developed by Control Union Certifications in 2008 and ownership was passed to the Textile Exchange on 1 January 2011. The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions.

 

We can provide customers with quality-guaranteed functional accessories on clothing, as shown in the figure below: