Questions : What are the origins of the waste? Answer : Waste products can be originate in 3 ways. 1. Mill waste – waste from original polyester chip manufacturer. 2. Post industrial waste – waste obtained from industries that have used the polyester yarns and or fabrics and have created waste as off cuts etc. 3. Post consumer waste – waste obtained as collectable waste from consumer use eg. Discarded PET bottles.
How is the bottle converted into textile material? • Conversion from bottle to flake. • Conversion from flake to yarn. � Direct method � Chemical method M&S policy is using chemical method to ensure final fabric quality and create more fabric types