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Recycled Materials ‘Not Good Enough’ Says Startup Whose Synthetic Tights ‘Fully Biodegrade In Landfill’

Recycled Materials ‘Not Good Enough’ Says Startup Whose Synthetic Tights ‘Fully Biodegrade In Landfill’

Brooke Roberts-Islam writes on Forbes about Billi London, a tights company that is making fully biodegradable products.

The C3 Take
  • Billi London is a startup that is making synthetic tights that are completely biodegradable within 5 years of being thrown away.
  • Creating products with biodegradable products reduces the number of harmful microplastics that pollute our planet.
  • The innovation of the private sector is creating a healthier environment.

“In weighing up recycling versus landfill for plastic waste (including synthetic fibers) it is useful to know that less than 10% of all plastic produced since 1950 has been recycled, with 79% in landfills or the natural environment (the remainder is incinerated, releasing CO2 and other hazardous additives into the atmosphere). Plastic recycling is complex and expensive, and the recycled material can be more expensive (and sometimes of lower quality) than the virgin equivalent.”

Read the full article here.

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