The Cons of Polyester:
Polyester is not considered as an eco-friendly material for a number of reasons:
- It takes a lot of energy to produce, and its production process emits greenhouse gases and harmful chemicals into the environment.
- Its production process uses large amounts of water for cooling, plus lubricants that can cause contamination in the water supply.
- It is not biodegradable.
The Pros of Polyester:
Polyester is not without its merits, however.
- One of the positives for polyester is that it can be recycled.
- It also uses less water to produce than some natural fiber materials (though unlike natural fibers, it is still not biodegradable.)