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Poole launches new program for EcoSure recycled fiber



Published November 16, 2012
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Poole Company, a manufacturer and distributor of textile fibers and specialist in virgin polyester fibers, recycled fibers, heavy denier, and nonwovens fibers, has launched a new Full-Circle program for its EcoSure 100 percent PCR PET recycled fiber. With the EcoSure Full-Circle program, Poole Company will accept and recycle any item manufactured with its EcoSure fiber, repurposing the material again and extending its intended lifecycle.

“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 of Poole Company.

“This means we have not only diverted material from a landfill once but twice,” Poole said. “Many plastic bottles face ‘end of life’ as soon as they become empty. Poole Company is able to change the course and add new life twice or more into something already classified as dead.”

Poole Company developed EcoSure, a staple fiber made from 100 percent PCR PET flake, as an environmentally friendly alternative to virgin fiber. EcoSure is produced using 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET content as certified under the SCS Recycled Content Certification Program. Studies from NAPCOR determined that the use of PCR polyester fiber versus virgin polyester fiber reduces energy consumption by 84 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 71 percent.