What if I forget to return my product and throw it away? What happens to it in the regular trash system?
Our goal is to create a circular economy. If you forget to return your bag and you throw it in the trash, unfortunately our products will become part of the linear economy. When discarded through regular waste or through textile waste collection, in both cases our products will end up burned or landfilled. This is because recyclers are not yet familiar with PLA and recycling for PLA is not yet internalized into conventional recycling.
Is the recycled material inferior to the virgin material?
If it’s mechanical recycling, yes, in mechanical recycling you mince up the material and the fiber breaks, if you spin it again it loses some of its strength. If it’s molecular recycling then no, in this process the fiber loses none of its original properties.