Posted 24 Apr, 2019 | Science & Technology
Do you think Recycled Polyester fiber is good for environment?Add Answer
Being the most produced fabric in the world after cotton, polyester is used widely in making fabrics and is quite popular among people. Being aware of the fact that polyester is indeed a fabric which is non- sustainable and energy-consuming fabric. But what if we tell you that there is this option of green polyester known as the recycled polyester which is a sustainable alternative to the virgin polyester and is environment friendly. The concept of recycled polyester started when Nike produced apparel’s for the World Cup in 2010 made from recycled polyester.
Recycled polyester is something that has recently come up with eco fashion.
It is not at all considered a sustainable textile option as it uses the raw material PET found in plastic bottles,etc. It is said to be toxic for both the environment and the one who's wearing it. The whole process of recycling PET is affecting the environment adversely,some say that it is also a cancer-causing substance.
They do keep away the plastic from coming into the ocean and also keeps it from piling up in the landfills. But what it's actually doing to the environment is much worse than it being able to do any good. This will remain as a non biodegradable waste or may be incinerated releasing harmful chemicals. Hence in conclusion, it is far from sustainable.