Fabrics: grown from global-warming gas
The rising levels of methane gas is becoming an increasing problem as one of the most significant contributors to global warming. As the earth warms, landfill sites fill up, and our oceans become more polluted, one company has an ingenious idea to solve all of these problems at once...
Mango Materials is a revolutionary business that transforms waste gas streams (the very ones that cause global warming) into eco-friendly, biodegradable materials that can replace plastic. Doctor Anne Schauer-Gimenez, VP of Mango Materials, chats to us about how their company has the potential to make a worldwide difference by GROWING PLASTIC.
In this video, we take a look at:
- How Anne got into this industry
- What Mango Materials do
- The process of making the polymer and the benefits of this
- Challenging fast fashion
- How Mango Materials' fibres compare to a conventional synthetic fabric
- The price of biodegradable polymers
- Conflicting brand messaging
- Future ideas and applications
- The future of biodegradable plastics and circular systems
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