World leaders are gathering next week to try to come to an agreement on keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees. So we wanted to highlight how using recycled material helps tackle climate change, the biggest environmental problem of our time.
4 ways our Recycled Tights help tackle climate change
1) Nylon comes from oil
Nylon is created using chemicals from oil (or sometimes coal or gas). The extraction of these raw materials is dirty and energy intensive. Therefore, using Nylon we already have saves energy and reduces the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.
2) Creating Nylon is energy intensive
Once you have the oil, you then have to turn it into Nylon in a high-pressure and heated environment. This requires a lot of energy, further increasing Nylon’s carbon footprint. It also requires A LOT of water.
3) Creating Nylon releases N2O
Making nylon creates a greenhouse gas called nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, and it also depletes the ozone layer.
4) Minimal packaging
Making packaging as light as possible reduces emissions from transportation from factory to warehouse and warehouse to customer. That’s why we pack our tights in recyclable tissue paper.
So that’s how buying tights made from recycled yarn will help you reduce your carbon footprint, as well as saving what is essentially plastic from going to landfill. It’s a small change but each little change adds up to make a big difference. And did you know that we will recycle your old tights for you too (check out our recycling club)?