Updated: May 5
“ We may not be able to remove all the plastic that we've already put into the environment, but we can keep this from getting much worse. ”
What is Nylon?
Nylon is a plastic that is in everyday products but is also fibers for making fabrics. This fiber is wrinkle-resistant, easy to clean, and dries quickly. They are perfect for swimwear.
Issues: Production of the nylon fabric involves vast quantities of water, chemicals, and the use of fossil fuels. The raw materials and by-products are toxic, pollute water and air and cause several health issues.
Nylon is not biodegradable and will persist in the environment indefinitely. The two of the largest sources of micro-plastic pollution in the ocean are nylon fishing nets and synthetic textile fibers that wear off during washing. This means that the impact of nylon on the aquatic environment is significant.
What is ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon?
A promising way toward a future of better plastic waste management is recycling the material. This process requires much less energy than in the case of standard nylon. In fact, it takes 33-53 % less energy. Isn’t that a huge difference?
One of the best eco-friendly materials is ECONYL® – it’s the beautiful Italian regenerated nylon fiber. Instead of utilizing new materials to craft the fabric, ECONYL® regenerated nylon makes use of existing plastic from landfills and oceans around the world (fishing nets, fabric scraps, industrial plastic, and so forth). It’s exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated, and remolded again and again.
We’re not increasing demand for new plastic! We are giving discarded waste a second life and value and help to clean up the ocean.