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Why This Footwear Materials Maker Doubled Down on Bio-Based Plastics

Biodegradability or recycled? Carbon inset or carbon offset? Blockchain or chasers? Get the definitions and relative advantages of each, and learn how to address your company’s specific impacts and goals. Join us July 29 for our Sustainability FAQs Workshop with Gap Inc., SAC, Fashion for Good, Accelerating Circularity, Lectra & Cotton Incorporated.

In February, Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali (API) introduced Apilon 52 Bio Light, its new thermoplastic polyurethane material based on bio-based content. The material, it claimed, is easier and cheaper to produce while being more sustainable than alternatives on the footwear midsole manufacturing market. By the summer, the firm had received Textile Exchange’s Global Recycled Standard accreditation…

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