Agraloop: Turning Food Waste into Textiles

For every kilo of food crop harvested, 1.5 kg in plant residue is left to rot or be burned. What if that residue was no longer seen as ‘waste’ but as a valuable regenerative resource?  What if it could be used to make clothing in place of cotton or synthetics?

That’s the question posed – and potentially answered – by the founders of cleantech start-up Agraloop Bio-Refinery, based in Los Angeles. Their circular, closed-loop process takes waste from food crops and converts it into valuable bio-r…

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