Recot2® – spinning process for recycled cotton
Cotton is one of the most intensively cultivated agricultural products in the world. Owing to the climatic requirements of a cotton plant, it is usually cultivated (up to approx. 80%) in very hot and dry areas. It is irrigated artificially in order to achieve an optimal harvest. Even today, it is becoming apparent that water shortages will be one of the biggest problems worldwide in the future, especially in regions where cotton is currently cultivated. Water is already scarce in these regions and climate change will exacerbate the situation. Another problem is the heavy use of pesticides in cotton cultivation, which are major pollutants affecting humans and nature.
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