MORE ABOUT ECONYL®
ECONYL®, product of an Italian firm Aquafil, is a regenerated High End Nylon that is entirely made from pre-post consumer Nylon landfills and ocean waste. These include old carpets from landfills, fishing nets and ‘ghost nets’ (abandoned nets from fishermen) from the ocean, industrial waste and fabric scraps from clothing manufacturing companies.
The biggest difference is that the regeneration process eliminates the two most threatening processes to the environment- the oil extraction and oil transformation.
Oil Extraction - Drilling for oil as a raw material to make plastics or for the production of Nylon takes place under the ocean that has adverse effects including, disrupting marine habitats, oil spills during the process are also harmful for marine life, as well as, creating ocean pollution.
Oil Transformation - The process of distilling, converting the oil into chemicals prepared to produce the polymers or materials to create Nylon, emits nitrous oxide, which is said to be a substance that is partly responsible for depleting Earth’s Ozone Layer, contributing to global warming or climate change.
Instead, Aquafil recovers landfill and ocean waste and purifies (breaks it down to its original form) and recycles through their advanced or sophisticated Depolymerization ECONYL® Production Process to produce the new or regenerated Nylon.
Statistics have said it has reduced global warming impact. For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material: Saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil Avoids 65,100 tonnes of CO2 eq. Emissions. Also, global warming potential reduced up to 90% if compared with traditional oil-based raw material.
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