Kompostierbare Textilien - Der richtige Schritt in die Zukunft?

Compostable textiles

The right step into the future?

Compostable textiles are a great invention that allows us to dispose of our clothes without them ending up in the environment. Biodegradable fashion - will it be a new trend or a permanent part of our future? And how useful are compostable textiles really?

Waste problem textile industry: largely responsible for environmental pollution

The fashion industry is one of the main polluters of the environment. Every year, millions of tonnes of pollutants are released into the environment worldwide, which are needed for the production of textiles. These pollutants are released into the air, water and soil.

In addition, textiles are a big problem in the sea. They clog the mouths of fish, weaken the shells of crabs and pollute the water. The latter is especially true of microplastics. The consequences are severe and far-reaching. Not only the environment, but also the health of people and animals in their habitats is at risk.

What are compostable textiles?

In today's society, it is important, being environmentally friendly. We need to watch our CO₂ emissions, recycle our waste and try to compost as much as possible. But what is the difference between compostable and recyclable textiles?

Compostable textiles are textiles that can be turned into compost. This type of textile is useful because it reduces the Reduce environmental impact and can accelerate the composting process. It is made of natural materials such as Lycell or Tencel.

In contrast to synthetic fibres, these materials can be degraded in nature This also applies to other natural fibres, such as cotton, but only to the raw product. After processing, the material is rarely compostable.

Did you know? Synthetic fibres such as conventional polyester take almost 400 years to decompose!

So in theory, compostable textiles don't end up in landfill, but simply on the compost heap, because they decompose by themselves. In theory because, at least in our country, there are no not allowed at all in Germany is to throw clothes on the compost heap.

Recyclable textiles, on the other hand, are those that are in a recycling plant/factory can be recycled. These types of textiles are mostly made of synthetic fibres such as polyester, nylon or acrylic. However, they can just as well be made of natural fibres.

Although compostable textiles are the more environmentally friendly way, the technology is not yet ready to compost all textiles. Apart from that, there are many biodegradable fibres for which in Germany no composting plants stand.

The composting animal facility or industrial composting process is too lengthy and immature for some textiles. This in turn means that first new collection and sorting systems have to be expanded for the cycle to work. Therefore, compostable textiles do not belong in the organic waste bin with the other organic waste.

The principle of compostable textiles is not bad, even if it is still immature. We at Mister Bags see the greater potential yet in recyclable textiles.

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Kompostierbare Textilien - Recycelte Hoodies in verschiedenen Farben

We at Mister Bags are more in favour of recycling: The advantages of textile recycling

Sustainability also means having a use for as long as possible of the products. The best way to do that is to design our promotional bags and pouches so that they are durable and can be recycled as often as possible - in the old clothes container if necessary.

Textile recycling is more environmentally friendly

One of the biggest advantages of recycling is that it protects the environment. Recycling saves less raw materials consumed and less waste is produced. This protects the environment and helps to conserve resources. Theoretically, our organic collection of cotton bags and cotton pouches with GOTS colours is also compostable, but we are in favour of recycling so as not to waste raw materials. Therefore, the recyclability of our promotional products is important to us.

Recycling textiles conserves resources

If we dispose of our waste properly, we can save resources. Recycling glass, metal, paper and of course textiles, means that we can reuse these materials instead of producing new ones. The saves energy and raw materials. Composting, on the other hand, means that biowaste or biodegradable waste is incorporated into the soil. While this can improve the soil, it is not as efficient as recycling when it comes to saving resources.

Recycling makes more economic sense

Another advantage of recycling is that it boosts the economy. Recycling creates new jobs and increases the demand for recycling facilities. This in turn leads to more Innovations and investments in recycling technology. It is also often cheaper to use recycled materials than to produce new materials.

Some people argue that processing recycled materials consumes more energy than producing new materials. However, this is not always the case. For example, processing glass into new glass is more energy efficient than producing new glass. In addition, recycling often involves less water and soil resources consumed.

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Kompostierbare Textilien - Mister Bags Beutel aus recyceltem Material
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Environmentally conscious advertising starts with small things

Whether men's or women's clothing, tote bags, jute bags, promotional items or small vegetable bags: All the especially in the area of textiles everyone should take the environment into consideration as soon as possible. This applies not only to textile manufacturers, but also to us consumers.

We at Mister Bags do our part by offering promotional bags with print as reusable cotton bags, jute bags and other types of promotional bags for all kinds of uses. as sustainable as possible produce. We pay attention to zeitgeist, social compatibility, and biological as well as ecological aspects.

Our printable promotional items are with various certifications where strict criteria have to be met.

Our Food-Bags receive, for example, in addition to the OEKO-Tex Standard 100 also the strict GOTS and the LFGB seal. This means that the little everyday helpers are not only free of pesticides or azo dyes, but may also come into contact with food without any problems.

Particularly diverse are our non-polluting Cotton bags set up. The majority of our printable bags have the Fairtrade seal, all meet the OEKO-Tex Standard 100 and many are additionally convincing with the GOTS seal.

The promotional bags are suitable for example as:

  • Shopping bag with long and short handles
  • foldable, closeable gym bags
  • Shoulder bag and give-away for trade fair appearances
  • Pharmacist's bag for small promotional gifts
  • Fabric bag for the next shopping trip
  • Sports bag for stowing clothes & co.
  • new favourite item
Kompostierbare Textilien - Begutachtung des Personals auf dem Bio-Baumwollfeld

With a appealing finishing of the textile fibresThe trendy fabric bags with promotional printing become a reusable, long-lasting advertising medium in everyday life with the help of a variety of printing methods, such as screen printing, digital printing or transfer printing. Of course, embroidery is also possible.

Enough space for advertising slogan, company logo and other advertising messages is provided by the ample advertising space on the printable fabric bags.

Which printable recycling bags are available at Mister Bags?

Our Bags made from recycled plastic, the shopping bag Renata and the backpack Reno, are our pride and joy when it comes to recycling.

The shopping bag Renata with its long handles and high grammage leaves no room for wishes. With a personalised print, the recycling bag is a real highlight as a sustainable advertising medium. Reno is our recycled backpack in our gym bag collection. Like Renata also exists Reno from 70% recycled cotton scraps and off 30% from recycled PET. Finished in screen printing, digital printing or transfer printing, is Reno like Renata the ideal advertising medium for any sustainable business message or environmentally friendly advertising campaign.

From bottle to recycling bag - here are the two recycling bags from our range

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