Cotton Can Be Recycled

Cotton Can Be Recycled

Cotton, unlike some synthetic fabrics, can be recycled and given how much water a cotton crop requires, it makes a great target for recycling.

Recycling cotton involves the process of turning cotton fabric into its component fibres that can then be spun back into cotton yarn. The cotton fabric to be recycled is shredded, blended and then combed; the resulting fibres can then be spun into yarn that can then be woven into cotton cloth once again.

This cloth, however, is of lower quality than that produced from raw cotton because the recycled fibres are shorter in length which means that fabric made from these fibres does not have a fine texture.

Recycled cotton is not yet in common use but considering the number of clothes that people throw away each year that ends up in landfill, it should be.