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Unifi recycles 10 billionth plastic bottle on Recycles Day
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Nov '17
Unifi recycles 10 billionth plastic bottle on Recycles Day
On America Recycles Day, Unifi, Inc., a leader in branded recycled performance fibres, has recycled more than 10 billion plastic bottles. Unifi is targeting 20 billion bottles recycled by 2020 and 30 billion bottles by 2022. To recognise customers who have partnered for this achievement, Unifi is launching the Repreve Champions of Sustainability Awards.

Unifi saw an opportunity to incorporate recycled plastic bottles into Repreve, providing a sustainable solution to brands and retailers. The Repreve Champions of Sustainability Awards will acknowledge those companies who are committed to manufacturing sustainable products with Repreve performance fibres.

Kevin Hall, chief executive officer of Unifi said, “Reaching 10 billion bottles is an impressive milestone, and by committing to recycle an additional 20 billion by 2022, we will continue to expand our portfolio of Repreve-based performance products. With nearly 70 percent of plastic bottles in the US going to landfills, America Recycles Day is a perfect time to remind people to recycle more and buy sustainable products. Repreve provides a solution for plastic bottles as long as they make it to a recycling bin.”

Hall said, “Unifi could not have reached the 10 billion bottle milestone without the commitment from our customers to provide earth-friendly products, and the Repreve Champions of Sustainability Awards give us the opportunity to thank our partners who helped make it possible. A vast difference can be made if more companies recognise the impact they have on our planet and take steps to reduce it. The Repreve Champions of Sustainability Awards are meant to honour and inspire companies to source responsibly and take sustainability strategies to the next level.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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