Quicksilver x Repreve recycles 100 million bottles

    Fashion brand Quicksilver collaborates with Repreve to recycle 100 million bottles. Since its start in 2012, about 3500 tonnes of plastic has been re-purposed into board shorts, jackets and other garments. Recycled polyester both gives a second life to used plastic and reduces the global footprint of a product significantly. Arguably the most environmentally impacting step of a production cycle is the creation of the raw material. Producing recycled polyester consumes significantly lower amounts of energy (45%) and water (20%) than virgin polyester. Overall, the recycled fabric produces a third less greenhouse gases than conventional polyester one. The 100 million bottles recycled through the Quiksilver x REPREVE program save close to 9 million litres of drinking water and provide the annual energy consumption of close to 1000 households. Each Quiksilver x REPREVE® boardshort contains about 10 recycled bottles.

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