We can’t solve the mystery of the missing sock. But we do have an idea of what happens to the sock that’s headed towards recycling.
Martex Fiber handles 160 million pounds of textile waste every year. And every scrap is recycled, which means 160 million pounds of textiles are spared from landfills and incinerators. No plastic is melted. And no land is used for virgin materials, which saves fertilizer, pesticides, and water.
What do they do with all that fabric?
Some will become industrial rags. Some will become fiber fill for a variety of purposes, like insulation for your home or car. All of it stays out of landfills.
The textile industry is responsible for between 8.1 and 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions (source). Reducing dependence on new materials greatly reduces CO2 emissions.
We want to collectively celebrate Martex Fiber’s 40-year commitment to clean up the environment by recycling textiles. Let’s tell them we appreciate their efforts through social media.
A suggested post is below. You can copy it directly or write your own. And if you are posting on LinkedIn you can tag Martex directly (LinkedIn).
@Martex Fiber, Thank you for your efforts to reduce carbon emissions for the past 40 years by recycling textiles. Thank you for turning our abused, unwanted clothing into useful materials worldwide.
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