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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.

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 (2015/16 - 2016/17)

No data

Market Share of Total Cotton Grown (2016/17)

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

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

Verification / Certification (farm level)

N/A

Chain of Custody (supply chain)

N/A

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

Cost competitive to conventional MMCF.

Quality perception/ implications

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