Burden shifting and the environment occurs when there is a transfer of environmental impacts from one point or business to another.
Eco Bag is bags made organically, often biodegradable in case of bags made for groceries; a better alternative is to use organic cotton; the best option is to remake from a dead product (fabrics) that otherwise would be landfill.
Life cycle assessment or LCA – refers to a process in industrial ecology by which the products, processes, and facilities used to manufacture specific products are each examined for their environmental impacts — a balance sheet prepared for each product that considers: the use of materials.
Non-recyclable, not capable of being recycled or used again.
Other fibre is a term of the composition label of fabrics containing recycled materials. Many of the textiles produced in the Italian area of Prato are made using yarns spun from blends of recycled wool and, of course, other fibres.
Recovery rate refers to the percentage of usable recycled materials generated from the total amount of municipal solid waste in a specific area or industry.
Recycled Materials are products manufactured from the resources previously existing in waste; recycle polyester cotton is one example of recycled material.
Textile waste can be classified as either pre-consumer or post-consumer textile waste. Pre-consumer textile waste is the leftovers or by-products from textile, fibre- or cotton industries. Post-consumer textile waste is the waste of fleece, flannel, corduroy, cotton, nylon, denim, wool, and linen.