How fashion and automotive disrupts the circular plastics economy
Removing recycled plastic (rPET) from the drinks industry to manufacture composite materials for cars and fashion is not a circular practice, it’s linear, and requires significant virgin material and currently increases waste to landfill.
Automotive leather by contrast is circular. We take a waste material, a by-product from the meat industry, and upcycle it into a beautiful, luxurious material for use in cars that lasts for decades. It can be repaired or recycled during its life, converted to organic fertiliser or will biodegrade at its end of life.
Click the link below to read the following article that gives more insights into why using recycled plastics outside the drinks industry is disrupting the circular economy and what is being done to change this.