[QODLink]
Asia

Turning rejects into fashion in Bangladesh

Upcycling in garment industry makes immediate use of discarded products, avoiding often wasteful full recycling process.

Last updated: 20 Apr 2014 05:58
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Millions of tonnes of water are wasted every year in Bangladesh, the world's second largest exporter of garments.

But the country might also be the source of a solution in the form of a process called upcycling.

The process uses finished materials which have been discarded during the manufacturing process or rejected due to minor blemishes.

By using already usable materials, the process avoids recycling which would restart the whole production cycle - including all the waste of water, CO2, and energy.

Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Gazipur.

80

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.