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History of Upcycling

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History of Upcycling

Upcycling is a type of recycling in which waste is converted into new products and materials that are better than the original or have better environmental value.     For example, when recycled, PET plastic saves ⅔ the energy compared to making it from virgin materials, thus giving it better environmental value.  In addition to energy savings, recycled PET plastic bottles (your common water and soda bottles) can also be upcycled into higher quality products, such as the textiles used in Recover’s 100% recycled sustainable apparel.     Glass, steel, and PET are the standard materials that can be upcycled...

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What is recycled cotton vs. organic cotton?

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What is recycled cotton vs. organic cotton?

Recycled cotton is re-purposed, post-industrial or post-consumer cotton that would otherwise be deemed straight up: waste for the landfill.  For example, imagine a factory that cuts patterns for clothing out of big sheets of fabric and has all the in-between pieces to discard.  The scraps of such cut and sew facilities are post-industrial cotton “waste” that have the capacity to be recycled.  Depending on how recycled cotton is used, it has the potential to greatly reduce water and energy consumption in sustainable fashion and apparel, as well as reduce landfill waste and space.   Certified organic cotton is cotton that...

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2018, Be The Impact

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2018, Be The Impact

  The start of the New Year is a time for reflection, assessment and inspiration.  It is an opportunity, but the crux move is to take what we find, and motivate to take action and create change for the better.   At Recover, our mission is not only to create the best, most environmentally friendly and socially responsible products possible, but also to educate and inspire those around us to live and work for a sustainable tomorrow. As a company, we also take the New Year as a time to reflect, assess and be inspired.  We do our best to learn as much as...

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