Between 2010 and 2020

global fiber
consumption
is likely to
increase by 30%*

AT A GLANCE

In this section you will find essential facts and figures on the challenges we face, as well as up-to-date information on the progress being made towards our environmental goals.

*(Source: PCI Fibres Red Book published May 2012)

LET'S FACE

THE FACTS

Find out about the environmental footprint of the textile sector and how we are doing our part.

THE PROBLEM

Between 2010 and 2020
fiber consumption will
grow from 76.4M Tons to

96.4M

tons

(Source: PCI Fibres Red Book published May 2012)

In 2010, the US and EU produced
nearly 15 M tons of textile waste
containing approximately

1M

TONS OF Nylon 6 waste

(Source: PCI Fibres Red Book published May 2012)

The Eco-Pledge®:
Aquafil’s Path toward Full Sustainability

Between 2007 and 2011
TOTAL WATER CONSUMPTION
WAS REDUCED BY

15%

(Source: Aquafil sustainability report 2011)

Between 2007 and 2011
WE INCREASED the amount of recycled
non-hazardous waste (paper, plastic, wood and miscellaneous) by

21%

DUE TO IMPROVED waste separation
and recycling capabilities

(Source: Aquafil sustainability report 2011)

THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF ECONYL®

Four years and

€25M

were spent ON the research,
development, design and building
of the chemical system and
depolymerization plant

(Source: Aquafil internal data)

We recover
nylon 6 waste from all over the world:

CANADA, USA,
NORWAY,
GREECE, TURKEY,
EGYPT, PAKISTAN,
THAILAND

(Source: Aquafil internal data, 2013)

In 2017, the production of ECONYL® caprolactam will save:

more than

150,000

tons of CO2 emissions
equivalent to a car circumnavigating the equator more than 28,000 times

(Source: Aquafil internal data)

almost

2,8 m

GJ of energy
equivalent to the energy demand of citizens of Rome for about 14 days

(Source: Aquafil internal data)

PRODUCTS

For every ton of fish net recovered and regenerated, we will produce enough yarn for:

more than

26,000

pair of socks
Assumption: 50% ECONYL® content in sock

(Source: Aquafil internal data)

more than

1,000

meters² of carpet
Total pile weight= 600 g/m2

(Source: Aquafil internal data)

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