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Biosynthetics: When Synthetic Doesn’t Mean Plastic

Traditionally, most synthetic fibres are derived from fossil fuels, and as such, their production and end of life has a detrimental effect on the environment. The fact that polyester accounts for over 60% of global fibre consumption, combined with the urgency to avert catastrophic climate change and halt plastic pollution, means that it makes perfect sense that renewable alternatives are becoming big business.

Biosynthetics are emerging as a preferred fibre because they provide many of the ben…

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