June 17, 2024

Unifi Targets To Recycle Equivalent Of 1.5bn T-Shirts By 2030

Unifi, maker of Repreve brand recycled fibres has set an ambitious textile-to-textile recycling target to transform the equivalent of 1.5 billion t-shirts worth of textile and yarn waste into new products by 2030.

“Our fourth annual sustainability publication showcases UNIFI’s continuous progress and ongoing commitment to setting and exceeding new sustainability goals,” Unifi CEO Eddie Ingle said.

“In 2023, we made significant strides in recycling volume, waste reduction, and strategy refinement. We look forward to building upon our goal of making waste useful at Uinifi,” he added

In its recently released Sustainability Snapshot till 2030, the US company committed to transforming the equivalent of 1.5 billion t-shirts worth of textile and yarn waste by 2030.

This effectively doubles the company’s achievement of 750 million t-shirt equivalents through 2023.

It has also set a goal of 30 percent reduction in Scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity also by 2030.

Unifi has also pledged to achieve zero non-compliant water discharges annually according to local, state, and national regulations or permitting

Reiterated commitment to divert 50 billion landfill-bound plastic bottles by December 2025 and announced reaching a milestone of 38 billion bottles in 2023.

The company reaffirmed its commitment to Repreve fibre comprising a significant portion of 2025 revenues.

The company added that it also reduced landfill waste by 93 percent in the past year at its Central American production site and by 55 percent in the past year at its Brazilian production site

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