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A biodegradable fibre microbugs will love to eat

Eco & Sustainability

PrimaLoft bio fibre is made from recycled plastic and is designed to completely breakdown when exposed to the elements

Spotted: US-based  is testing a new type of polyester fibre that , the company says. The fibre is designed , which will eat it and speed up the biodegrading process.  The , according to PrimaLoft.

The company has been using recycled plastic in its insulation and technical fabrics (think fleece) since 2007. But it decided to do more in 2014. After five years of research, it created , which the company says .

Part of its secret is a  to attract the microbugs that naturally eat plastic. The company’s patent for the process is currently under review. Several companies, including L. L. Bean, have started making clothing using the material. “” made from PrimaLoft bio fibres may be available in the next year or two.

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