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As fashion churns out more ‘sustainable’ goods, why is so much made from plastic?

Polyester made from melted-down plastic — used water bottles, ocean debris — has a much lower carbon footprint than virgin polyester, and it can help keep waste out of landfills and oceans. Brands including Patagonia, Adidas and Rothy’s use recycled plastic in their products, which are then marketed as more sustainable clothing choices.  But it’s a plaster fix for a problem that requires longer-term solutions, say a growing number of sustainability experts.  Read more...

 

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