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Ball of clothing full of polyester

The planet
is covered
in polyester

 

WE’RE WORKING ON A WAY TO SOLVE 
THIS, BUT WE CAN’T DO IT ALONE

The most widely used clothing fiber in the world contains a plastic that can’t be easily recycled today1

IT’S CALLED POLYESTER. WE BET YOU’RE WEARING IT RIGHT NOW

1 TEXTILE EXCHANGE (2022), VANTAGE MARKET RESEARCH (2022)

clothes label 100% polyester

IT’S CALLED POLYESTER. WE BET YOU’RE WEARING IT RIGHT NOW

polyester is made from oil t-shirt

Polyester is made from oil

 

A CRITICAL BUT FINITE RESOURCE

Over 60 million tonnes of polyester are produced annually2

 

THAT’S ENOUGH TO GIVE
EVERY PERSON ON THE
PLANET ABOUT 40 T-SHIRTS

2 TEXTILE EXCHANGE, 2022

Then, we throw it away

Clothes Landfill full of polyester and textile waste

This wreaks havoc
on the planet

85
%

OVER 85% OF TEXTILE MATERIALS AND FIBERS END UP IN INCINERATORS OR LANDFILLS3

3 SCIENCE DIRECT: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF DISCARDED APPAREL LANDFILLING AND RECYCLING, 2021

3 SCIENCE DIRECT: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF DISCARDED APPAREL LANDFILLING AND RECYCLING, 2021

20
kg

THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF A SINGLE POLYESTER T-SHIRT, FROM CREATION TO DISPOSAL, IS OVER 20 KILOGRAMS OF CO2E4

4 JOURNAL OF FIBER BIOENGINEERING AND INFORMATICS, 2018

4 JOURNAL OF FIBER BIOENGINEERING AND INFORMATICS, 2018

8,440
m

POLYESTER FIBERS WERE EVEN FOUND ON MOUNT EVEREST, AT 8,440 M ABOVE SEA LEVEL5

5 ONE EARTH, 2020

5 ONE EARTH, 2020

White Tshirt made of polyester

This is a
bad plan

 

WE’RE WORKING
ON A BETTER ONE

We're building a company that will allow polyester to be recycled at unprecedented speed and scale

Holding clothes full of polyester

But we can’t do it alone

 

IF YOU WANT TO HELP SOLVE
ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS
OF OUR TIME, GET IN TOUCH

IF YOU HAVE PRESS INQUIRIES,
GET IN TOUCH HERE

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The future is bright if you’re willing to do the work

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IF YOU WANT TO HELP SOLVE
ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS
OF OUR TIME, GET IN TOUCH

IF YOU HAVE PRESS INQUIRIES,
GET IN TOUCH HERE