April 20, 2024
Sustainability

Lindström India Offers Workwear Made From Recycled Polyester

Lindström India, a subsidiary of the Finnish Lindström Oy, a global textile rental company offering workwear and cleanroom services has included recycled polyester from PET bottles into its workwear garments.

“Through this initiative Lindström India has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability with yet another proactive initiative,” the company said in a press release.

The company is including recycled polyester into its workwear collection, aligning with Lindström’s commitment to science-based climate targets and emphasising environmental responsibility.

Recycled polyester involves a process that involves sorting and cleaning PET bottles, mechanically shredding them into small flakes, and then melting and purifying the material.

“The resulting fibres are combined with 35 percent cotton, creating a versatile fabric that merges the comfort of cotton with the durability of polyester,” Lindstrom added.

“By incorporating recycled polyester, the production process helps divert plastic waste from landfills,” Anisha Mukherjee, Head of Procurement & Sustainability Lead, Lindström India, said.

“This not only conserves resources but also diminishes the need for virgin polyester production, a process known for its high energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions,” Mukherjee added.

The production of recycled polyester textiles reduces the demand for new raw materials and lessens the environmental impact associated with traditional polyester production.

According to estimates from the Textile Exchange, the production of recycled polyester materials could yield 30 percent lower CO₂ emissions compared to virgin polyester materials.

This is because it uses 45 percent less energy and 20 percent less water. Besides emissions, recycling also keeps plastic bottles out of oceans and landfills.

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