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Superior recycling of textile fibers by Evrnu

Seattle | United States

Enables to extend the life of precious resources as well as the amount of textile waste sent to landfills every year.

Evrnu is working with companies such as Levi’s, Adidas, and Target, licensing its technology — called NuCycl — that converts pre- and post-consumer textile materials into new fibers that are recyclable, with no loss of performance and quality.

Garment waste has grown to almost 21 million tons per year, up from 12 million just five years ago. Evrnu enables to extend the life of precious resources of cotton and polyester, as well as the amount of textile waste sent to landfills every year.

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NuCycl technology by Evrnu extends the life cycle of single-use textile fibers by extracting the molecular building blocks of the original fiber in a way that pristine new fibers can be created, again and again.

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