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Recover®

Objective

To help facilitate Closed-Loop manufacture and a zero-waste industry.

Overview

Recover® produces Mechanically Recycled Cotton Yarns. Recover® is known for offering the finest gauges, consistent quality, and precise color control. Recover® cotton is blended into accurate colors lot to lot without any dyestuffs applied to cotton fiber. Recently published LCAs indicate significant water, energy, chemical and CO2 savings.

Producing Countries (2016/17 unless otherwise stated)

Spain

Manufacturing Process

Mechanical cotton recycling, blending and spinning yarns.

Manufacturing Location

Banyeres Di Mariola, Alicante Spain

Fiber Production 2016/17 (MT)

Commercial Scale

Growth in production (2016/17 - 2017/18)

No data

Market Share of Total Cotton Grown (2017/18)

No data

Projected growth in production

Projected Increase

Yield (see accompanying “TE Position” notes)

N/A

Rainfed/ Irrigated

N/A

Water Management

N/A

Soil Fertility

N/A

Biodiversity

N/A

GMOs Permitted?

Potential for GMOs to enter supply chains through feedstock as a result of over 80% conventional cotton being genetically modified.

Use of Hazardous Pesticides

N/A

Use of Synthetic Fertilizer

N/A

LCA available?

No

Water Consumption (m3/ 1000kg fiber*) or best practices used to conserve water

TBD (pre-commercial)

Primary Energy Demand MJ /1000 kg fiber *

TBD (pre-commercial)

Global Warming (kg of CO2-eq/ 1000kg fiber*)

TBD (pre-commercial)

Eutrophication (kg of phosphate-eq/ 1000 kg fiber *)

N/A

Social considerations / regulations

N/A

Verification / Certification (farm level)

N/A

Chain of Custody (supply chain)

re:newcell does not work with any chemicals on the TE, GOTS or REACH prohibited chemical list.

Product marketing/labeling

TBD (pre-commercial)

Consumer recognition

Large B2B recognition and growing consumer awareness. Will launch in retail in 2017.

Livelihoods

N/A

Product marketing/labeling

TBD (pre-commercial)

Quality perception/ implications

Physical characteristics are equal or higher than fibers made from virgin material.
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