Required Reading Assignment – Section 061 Name: Biliana Gortchova
Fighting back against nature – polyester does its bit for the planet. (2007, July-August). WSA, 1-5.
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2. Polyester, a widely used fiber in the textiles industry, is becoming more sustainable during production
and use due to modern innovations.
3. Consumers view polyester negatively because it is not sustainable. It is petroleum-based and in turn
4. The innovation discovered by the IIC changes glucose to a chemical, hydroxymethylfurfural, which can
be used in the production of petroleum-based materials such as polyester. This process allows for an
eco-friendly change in which the liquids can be reused.
5. Another synthetic fiber that is being recycled is nyl