Aquafil Group Releases 2020 Sustainability Report
Arco, Italy, July 30, 2021-Aquafil, best known in the U.S. market for its Econyl regenerated nylon 6, released its annual sustainability report, detailing environmental sustainability progress in the last year.
According to the report, 95% of Aquafil’s total electricity consumption in 2020 derived from renewable sources, and greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 59%. The report also highlights the launching of Aquafil Carpet Recycling, with operations in Arizona and California, that reclaim and process post-consumer carpet to capture nylon 6 to turn into Econyl. Each facility has the capacity to collect and treat 36 million pounds of carpet each year.
The report also details the development of a new process that allows Aquafil to separate copper oxide-from the anti-fouling treatment on nylon aquaculture nets-enabling the recovery of both nylon 6 and copper from these fish farming nets.
“Aquafil is fully committed to tackling today’s global challenges with sustainable solutions, though the journey to a circular economy does not end here,” said Giulio Bonazzi, CEO and chairman of Aquafil. “Sustainability goals and commitments must be met with action. Aquafil chose to become a leader in our industry over 10 years ago, showing that a circular business model can be done with great success. While a lot has been achieved, there is more that can be done. Our commitment to sustainability and the results that the Group has achieved will continue on in full force, supporting employees, local communities, and the environment.”