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Nylon and the Environment

Nylon and the Environment Posted on March 28, 2017Leave a comment
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Nylon is a man-made material that is derived from petrochemicals and depends on large amounts of crude oil for production.

It’s harmful to the environment for a few reasons:

  • Petrochemicals are often obtained from fossil fuels, which are not renewable.
  • Nylon is not biodegradable.
  • Its production creates nitrous oxide (N2O), a greenhouse gas that has 310-times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide (CO2).
  • Nylong production accounts for 5-8% of global human-caused emissions of N2O.
  • It’s difficult to recycle.

Source: Worldwatch Institute

Here Products Made with Recycled Nylon on UniGuide:

Sunglasses

Skateboards

 

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