22 Jun 2016

THE GUARDIAN – From 100% recycled steel to eco-nylon, meet Slovenia’s circular changemakers

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Circular economy entrepreneurship in Slovenia is growing apace. Discover three businesses leading the way


Waste fishing nets

Aquafil Group is a leading international player in the production of fibres and polymers, primarily Nylon 6, Dryarn and XLA, but also, more recently, it is the inventor and only producer of ECONYL, a polyamide made from 100% recycled raw materials. These materials include post-consumer fishing nets, carpets, clothing, rugs, and rigid textiles, as well as pre-consumer waste like oligomers and scraps generated by the production of Nylon 6.

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