How recycled yarns are a route to circularity for the apparel sector
14 Apr 23
Anurag Gupta, Ruth Thomas, Chris Gale and Ian Welsh
This week: Anurag Gupta, managing director of Usha Yarns, talks with Ian Welsh about products the company is developing from pre-consumer recycled cotton combined with PET plastic. They discuss the potential for sustainable fibres becoming mainstream, the importance of increasing the value of waste and developing products that don’t require virgin material use.
Plus: further reflections from the recent responsible sourcing and ethical trade forum from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Ruth Thomas and eBay’s Chris Gale. They highlight the importance of access to finance for rural SMEs can aid development and the need for migrant worker empowerment programmes.
And, the era of clean power potentially imminent says new Global Electricity Review from thinktank Ember; the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market launches core market principles; US senators investigate big brands on migrant child labour; UK's Advertising Standards Authority bans Etihad ads for greenwashing, in the news digest.
Host: Ian Welsh
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