An American company Rothy’s has developed a method to make shoes using recycled plastic bottles. Rothy’s is into footwear and apparel. These shoes, made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) filament fiber, are fully recyclable. They won’t end up in a landfill. They can be sent directly back to the company, which has established a recycling program to eliminate improper disposal and needless waste.
Researchers have also discovered a way to make Bulk Continuous Filament (BCF yarn) from recycled PET bottles. Billions and billions of discarded plastic bottles every year, and here’s textile technology to the rescue. This technology allows for the production of distinct BCF yarns with high efficiency, excellent process stability and low transformation costs, fulfilling market requirements when using 100 per cent recycled PET flakes or mixtures of flakes with other material.
Using PET fibers for making carpets has a number of advantages including high stain resistance and an easier spin and dye process. Recycling of PET waste and the issue of sustainability in the textile industry have become of increasing concern around the world for both environmental and monetary reasons. Recovered secondary raw material, such as PET bottle flakes, has become an increasingly popular trend in both the global plastic industry and the fiber and textile industry.