5 Fiber-to-fiber Polyester (PET) recycling projects – Just Style

Apparel sector urged to create a solid fibre-to-fibre recycled PET polyester industry, given polyester is predicted to account for more than half of total fibre production by 2030.

Polyester will remain by far the most widely used type of fibre in textile and garment production for the foreseeable future, despite strong growth in other fibres, such as cellulosic, natural and those derived from bioplastics, according to a new report titled ‘Fibre innovations aid the creation of circular textile and apparel supply chains’.

Published by global business company Textiles Intelligence, the report adds that polyester production is predicted to surpass 80m tonnes by 2030.

The report also highlights that a number of large-scale projects are under way to enable fibre-to-fibre PET polyester recycling (FFrPET).

It notes the scaling up of the FFrPET industry is gaining momentum given major companies are working on circular systems for the material with considerable funding, size and scale at their disposal.