Polygenta Technology has launched a new technology to convert used PET bottles into polyester filament yarn. The company, which has a capacity to convert 30 tonne of PET bottles into yarn every day, plans to scale up capacity to around 100 tonne a day in the next two years.
The yarn produced by Polygenta is currently sent to Adidas’ manufacturing centres to be converted into sportswear. In future, it may also be used to upcycle clothes made from polyester yarn.
According to the United Nations, around 300 million tonne of plastic is produced every year — roughly the weight of the entire human population. Of this, eight million tonne of plastic waste ends up in the oceans; PET bottles are the main contributors to plastic waste globally and in India.