“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.