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Poole Co. Launches Full-Circle Program For EcoSure® Recycled Fiber

Greenville, S.C.-based fiber manufacturer Poole Co. has launched the EcoSure® Full-Circle Program to take back any item made 100-percent using the company’s EcoSure 100-percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) staple fiber and recycle it again into new fiber.

“The remarkable part about Poole’s EcoSure Full-Circle Program is that we are able to take a recycled fiber product — such as apparel, linens, or household wipes — and recycle it again,” said David Poole, CEO, Poole Company. “This means we have not only diverted material from a landfill once — but twice.”

The process can be repeated over and over, theoretically keeping the materials out of landfills forever. EcoSure fiber has been certified for its recycled content under Emeryville, Calif.-based Scientific Certification Systems’ SCS Recycled Content Certification Program. According to the National Association for PET Container Resources, Sonoma, Calif., the use of PCR polyester fiber lowers energy consumption by 84 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 71 percent compared to the use of virgin polyester fiber.

Poole Co. notes that Full-Circle is a flexible, no-revenue-driven-strings-attached program targeted to textile distributors and manufacturers.

October 9, 2012