Regen, Hyosung's eco-friendly fiber, saves the sea.
Thu Apr 08 11:05:57 KST 2021
Hyosung TNC is launching a project to save the sea with regen®, the leading eco-friendly fiber in the country.
Hyosung TNC, Yeosu Gwangyang Port Authority and the eco-friendly fashion brand Pleatsmama singed an MOU on April 8 to undertake the "Regen Ocean" project to recycle transparent PET bottles coming from ships that enter and leave the port.
The project was designed to prevent pollution of the sea by PET bottles used in ships while they are at sea.
Under the MOU, Yeosu Gwangyang Port Authority provides bags to departing ships so they can separate the PET bottles they use at sea and collects them upon their return to the port. Hyosung TNC recycles the collected PET bottles into a polyester fiber called ′Regen Ocean.′ Pleatsmama makes fashion products like clothes and bags with the recycled fiber.
Hyosung TNC will seek to obtain Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) certification from the Dutch eco-friendly certification agency Control Union, which certifies plastics collected from the sea.
Global brands are now getting an increasingly greater interest in OBP, and Hyosung TNC is expected to get the certification for the first time in South Korea.
Hyosung TNC has been producing eco-friendly bags and clothes with the recycled fiber regen in cooperation with Jeju-do Self-Governing Special Province and the Seoul Metropolitan Government since last year. The products were highly popular among consumers. The company plans to continue to expand eco-friendly markets in cooperation with local governments across the country.
Chairman Cho Hyun-joon said, "Hyosung has been pushing for various projects to protect the environment. We will continue to practice sustainable management by trying various projects to establish a system for a virtuous circle of resources."
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