IVL-Wacoal Initiate “Wacoal We Care” Project to Transform 1.62Mn PET Bottle into Products

Thai Wacoal and IVL initiates “PET Bottles for a Better Tomorrow”, transforming 1.62 million PET bottles into Yarns to Produce Wacoal Products.

The “PET Bottles for a Better Tomorrow” is an activity under the “Wacoal We Care” project, which aims to promote waste reduction among communities through waste separation and collecting PET bottles for the production of Wacoal products.

 

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) aims to transform one ton of PET bottles, which is equivalent to approximately 45,000 600-milliliter drinking water bottles, to be collected every month for three years. IVL will recycle and transform the bottles into high-quality yarns, ready to manufacture various Wacoal products under “Eco Bra” concept. It is estimated that each lady undergarment will utilize yarns recycled from approximately three PET bottles.

 

The first handover event took place at Indorama Polyester Industries Public Company Limited in Nakhon Pathom province. Mr. Anivesh Tewari (3rd from left), Head of Operations – Asia, Recycling Business at IVL, received post-consumer bottles made of Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from Mr. Metha Supakorn,  (2nd from left), Executive Director, and  Mr. Pongsun Wongsermhiran (1st from left), Director Research Development & Innovation at Thai Wacoal Public Company Limited.

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