New ideas for a wasteful industry
Not even one percent of used clothing is recycled into new textile fibers. Textile recycling is still in its early days. Recycling textiles is a challenge because they often consist of a wide variety of materials. The established recycling technologies can hardly separate such mixed fibers. Often, therefore, old textiles end up in landfills or in thermal recycling, which simply means that they are burned.
From the dump
Ucon Acrobatics is committed to overcoming the many obstacles to scaling and establishing textile recycling as a new standard, like plastic bottle recycling before it.