At Folpetto we are passionate about using eco-friendly materials
Plastics production has increased twentyfold since 1964, reaching 311m tonnes in 2014, and it’s is expected to double again in the next 20 years and almost quadruple by 2050. Despite the growing demand, just 5% of plastics are recycled effectively, while 40% end up in landfill and a third in fragile ecosystems such as the world’s oceans.
Decades of plastic production have already caused environmental problems. Every year at least 8m tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean – which is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. If no action is taken, this is expected to increase to two per minute by 2030 and four per minute by 2050.
In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish [by weight].
That’s is why Folpetto is proud to support a sustainable living and creative ideas to regenerate waste materials into high performing fabric for our swimsuits, and we strive to use a sustainable techno-fabric made with Econyl® for over 80% of our swimsuits.
Econyl® is 100% regenerated polyamide fiber from post consumer materials like abandoned fishnets and other plastic waste collected from the sea.
The Econyl® Regeneration System is the world's most efficient industrial system for the production of Nylon 6 from 100% regenerated waste materials otherwise destined to landfills; this yarn can be regenerated over and over for an infinite number of times without any loss in quality.
For more information please visit www.econyl.com
(source: World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation report Published 19 January 2016)