Recycled poliester PET

 

Basq is the only brand that uses plastic bottles as raw material to design all our products. Many of those are picked up on our shores meaning that they don’t end up in our oceans.

What is PET?

 

PET is terephthalate of polythene, a type of plastic derives from the petroleum that is used to produce plastic bottles. We use recycled bottles of PET to obtain recycled polyester PET which has the same quality as unmodified polyester: very resistant, fast-drying and easy to wash without losing its shape.

What is PET?

PET is terephthalate of polythene, a type of plastic derives from the petroleum that is used to produce plastic bottles. We use recycled bottles of PET to obtain recycled polyester PET which has the same quality as unmodified polyester: very resistant, fast-drying and easy to wash without losing its shape.

The impact of plastic on oceans

 

91% of plastic is not recycled and will end up in dumps or in oceans. We are converting the planet into a plastic dump.

Plastic consumption has increased 20 times in the recent years. From 15 million tons in 1964 to more than 300 today. Yet, This figure is expected to double in 2025.

8 million tons of plastic end up in oceans every year. Imagine 15 shopping bags full of plastic in each metre of shore on the planet… that is 8 million tons of plastic.

If everything stays the same there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. A bottle of plastic is thought to take from 450 years to never to biodegrade

Currently, around 700 species of sea organisms are affected by this type of contamination.

More than a million birds and more than 100.000 sea mammals have died as a result of all the plastic ending up in the sea.

Producing 1000 grams of recycled polyester reduces CO2 emissions by 56% in comparison to 1000 grams of unmodified polyester.

50% of the energy used to recycle the polyester of our shoes and to make them comes from solar energy.

“We create the most sustainable fashion for the planet because we want to be part of the change that we want for the world”
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