42.3 billion

liters of water

3.1 million kg

of pollullants

152 million kWh

of energy

2.8 million kg

of textile waste

59 million kg

of CO2 emissions

4.3 million

of PET bottles

7 million m2

of landfill space

Recover is free of hazardous substances, and exceeds ZDHC and Reach Compliance.

*These statements have been calculated through LCA work, verified by Universitat de València and UNESCO.

WATER

Recover saved over 42.3 billion liters of water in 2016.

Even grown to organic standards, cotton consumes enormous amounts of water, and diverting it from waterways for irrigation has caused near-drought conditions in severals areas of the planet.

EMISSIONS

Recover saved 59 million kg of CO2 emissions in 2016.

The textile industry is one of the biggest GHG producers on earth, owing to the widespread use of petroleum-based synthetics and its huge size and scope.

ENERGY

Recover saved over 152 million kWh in 2016.

The estimated consumption for annual global production of 60 billion kg of fabrics boggles the mind:
1 trillion kWh of electricity and up to 9 trillion liters of water.

WASTE

Recover upcycled over 2.8 million kg of textile waste in 2016.

10-20% of all textiles in fashion industry are estimated to be waste.
Up to 95% of the textiles that are landfilled each year could be recycled.

PET BOTTLES

Recover upcycled over 4.3 million RPET bottles in 2016.

PET is 100% recyclable and can be used for new textile products.
70% of PET bottles are not recycled, ending up in landfills or oceans.

CHEMICALS

Recover saved over 3.1 million kg of toxic chemicals in 2016.

Zero dyestuffs or chemicals are used in the processing of recover cotton fiber.
Conventional dye processing is particulary high-volume, high-impact source of water pollution and CO2, and uses a large variety of toxic chemicals.

LANDFILL

Recover saved over 7 million m2 of landfill space in 2016.

The U.S. EPA estimates that textile waste occupies nearly 5% of landfill space.

Environmental data courtesy of:
Textile Exchange, NRDC, EPA, UNESCO and Universitat de València.