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Recycled PET


PET is polyethylene terephthalate, a type of plastic derived from petroleum used to make soft drink bottles. Using recycled PET bottles, we create recycled PET polyester. The quality of recycled polyester is as good as virgin polyester – it is very resilient, quick drying, and easy to wash while keeping its shape.


 

Impact of human behavior

 


Over the past 50 years, plastic consumption has increased twenty-fold – from 15 million tonnes in 1964 to currently around 300 million. It has been estimated that this figure will double by 2025.

Every year, approx. 10 million tonnes of plastic waste are making their way into the oceans, the equivalent of one truckload of garbage being tipped into the sea every minute. Plastic waste is almost like an eighth continent, and by 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. It will take centuries for this waste to decompose; 450 to 700 years alone for PET bottles.

37% less CO2 emissions
CO₂ – Compared to the use of virgin polyester, using recycled polyester reduces carbon emissions by 37%.

25 PET bottles = One jacket
Did you know? – 25 old PET bottles are transformed into one KnowledgeCotton Apparel jacket.

Photographer, adventurer and Knowledge brand ambassador Antonin Charbouillot explores the amazing Vancouver Island.
Text: Bläck & Co and KnowledgeCotton Apparel
Photo:  Antonin Charbouillot