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Could Decomposition Help With Fashion’s Textile-Waste Problem?

As we settle into the new year, our Sourcing Summit Companion Report looks ahead at ways to optimize processes and performance.

More than 92 million metric tons of textile waste are created every year, clogging up landfills and incinerators or spilling into the environment. The Biomimicry Institute, a nonprofit that promotes nature-inspired innovation, thinks that decomposition could offer a solution. On Tuesday, the Montana-based organization received a 2.5-million-euro ($2.8-million) grant from the Laudes Foundation to lead…

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