Recycling polyester, durability and no more apparel sector ‘business as usual’
03 Sep 21
Ian Welsh and Toby Webb
This week: La Rhea Pepper, Claire Bergkamp and Megan Stoneburner from Textile Exchange talk with Toby Webb about developing more sustainable polyester for the apparel sector, the rise of chemical recycling and other transitions in infrastructure necessary to grow the market for recycled material at scale.
And, news about the launch of Innovation Forum’s Sustainable Apparel Barometer 2021 and some of the report’s conclusions.
Plus: why net zero might not be enough for 1.5C pathway says Climate Crisis Advisory Group; Singapore-listed companies climate disclosure mandates; WWF and others call for new UK supply chain deforestation rules to be tightened; and, up to 50% of the world’s tree species under threat according to State of the World’s Trees report from Botanic Gardens Conservation International, in the news digest.
Host: Ian Welsh Click here to sign up to the free Sustainable Apparel Barometer webinar on Thursday 9th September at 1pm UK time.