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PREFERRED RECYCLED SYNTHETICS
ABOUT PREFERRED RECYCLED SYNTHETICS
Preferred recycled synthetic fibers are synthetic fibers that has been manufactured from materials recovered from the waste stream. When recycled material is recovered from industry or before it reaches the final consumer, it’s called pre-consumer recycled. Material collected after consumer use is post-consumer recycled material. The use of recycled materials over virgin is a great way to reduce our overall reliance on non-renewable crude oil (used to produce most virgin synthetics) and to contribute to a reduction in waste from our industry and others.
Best practice involves certification through the supply chain, for example to Textile Exchange’s Recycled Content Standard (RCS), Global Recycled Standard (GRS) or SCS Global Services’ Recycled Content Certification. While RCS focuses on content claim, the GRS provides processing criteria as well as a content claim.