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RECYCLED POLYESTER

 

Quiksilver keeps pushing for a more sustainable production, which uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people's heath. To lower its environmental impact, Quiksilver manufactures boardshorts and outerwear, made out of recycled polyester from plastic bottles. Since 2009, more than 42 million of plastic bottles have been saved from the trash heap. That is enough oil to fill more than 32,000 times the 45L-tank of a Volkswagen Polo.

Benefits of recycled polyester:

  • Lessens dependence on oil (decrease of crude petroleum by 75% compared to virgin fibers)
  • Curbs discards, thereby prolonging landfill life and reducing toxic emissions from incinerators
  • Creates less air, water and soil contamination