Ecotextile News reports on the "polyester most commonly used in the production of textiles fibres is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), but with environmental issues high on the agenda in the textile sector, brands and retailers, have helped to drive the development of a significant recycled PET (RPET) industry over the past few years.

Yet it's thought the 'sustainability' of PET could be improved further by using less of it (light weighting) to make products, making it from renewable resources, or recycling more, according to Helen McGeough from PCI Fibres who was speaking at a recent event in London. McGeough thinks the availability of RPET will increase if countries ban landfill, while investment in improved bale-sorting methods will yield better quality flake and hence higher yields from reprocessing..."

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