Recycled Nylon

Recycled Nylon

06 Aug 2020

We've had it up to our eyeballs with the excessive amount of electronic waste produced by the constant need for new mobile cables. So, we put on our thinking caps and came up with a brilliant solution - mobile cables made from recycled nylon and free from BPA.

Our team in agood company of sustainable enthusiast conducted extensive research to find the best materials for our cables, and after a lot of trial and error (and caffeine), we finally settled on using recycled nylon and BPA-free materials. Not only are these materials durable and safe for our customers, but they also help to reduce waste and conserve resources.

With our recycled nylon and BPA-free cables, you can finally say goodbye to the guilt and frustration that comes with contributing to the ever-growing pile of electronic waste. Let us tell you why we chose this material for the production of our agood mobile cables.

What is it?

Recycled nylon is a type of synthetic fiber that is produced by repurposing and reprocessing discarded nylon materials, such as old fishing nets, carpets, and tights. The process of upcycling waste nylon products helps to reduce environmental pollution and waste, as well as conserve natural resources. The resulting recycled nylon has similar properties and performance characteristics as virgin nylon, making it a suitable and sustainable alternative for a wide range of products, including clothing, accessories, and outdoor gear.

The production of recycled nylon begins with the collection of discarded nylon materials, which are then sorted and cleaned to remove any contaminants. The cleaned materials are then processed through a series of mechanical and chemical treatments to break down the original nylon polymer into its basic components. These components are then purified and re-polymerized to create new nylon fibers.

By using discarded nylon materials instead of extracting new resources, the production of recycled nylon reduces the amount of waste in landfills and oceans, conserves non-renewable resources, and lowers the carbon footprint associated with the manufacturing process. Its production supports the principles of circular economy by promoting the reuse and repurposing of materials, reducing waste and pollution, and conserving resources for future generations.

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Why we like It

Recycling has become increasingly important in today's society as we strive to minimize waste and reduce our impact on the environment. The use of recycled materials, such as recycled nylon, has gained significant momentum in recent years due to its sustainability benefits. These are some of the many reasons that we like this material:

  • The use of recycled materials helps to reduce waste and minimize environmental pollution, providing a sustainable alternative to virgin materials that require extraction and processing.

  • Recycled nylon is known for its strength and durability, making it ideal for a wide range of applications.

  • The material has been processed and treated to maintain its strength, and it is capable of lasting a lifetime.

  • The use of recycled nylon helps to minimize waste and conserve resources in the long term, as it reduces the need for frequent replacements.

  • Recycled nylon supports a circular economy that benefits both the environment and society.

  • The production of recycled nylon has lower environmental impact than virgin nylon, as it requires less energy, water, and other resources.

  • The use of recycled materials helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change.

  • Recycled nylon is versatile and can be used for a wide range of products, including clothing, accessories, and outdoor gear.

  • Choosing recycled materials like recycled nylon supports sustainable and responsible production and consumption, which benefits both the present and future generations.

    Applications

    There are lot of applications of recycled nylon:

    • Mobile cables: Recycled nylon can be used to make high-quality mobile cables that are durable and long-lasting. The material's strength and flexibility make it an excellent choice for use in cables that are subject to frequent use and bending.

    • Carpets: Recycled nylon is also commonly used to make carpets, particularly in commercial settings such as offices and hotels. The material's durability and stain-resistance make it a practical and cost-effective choice for high-traffic areas.

    • Clothing: One of the most popular applications of recycled nylon is in the fashion industry, where it is used to make a wide range of clothing items. Recycled nylon clothing is known for its strength, durability, and stretchiness, making it ideal for activewear, swimwear, and outdoor apparel.

    • Backpacks: Recycled nylon is an excellent choice for backpacks and other outdoor gear due to its strength and resistance to water and abrasion. Backpacks made from recycled nylon are lightweight, durable, and eco-friendly, making them a popular choice for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

    • Other applications: Recycled nylon can also be used in a variety of other products, including luggage, upholstery, automotive parts, and more. Its strength and durability make it a versatile material for a wide range of applications, and its use helps to reduce waste and promote sustainability in various industries.

    Our Manufacturing Process Include

    Recycled materials are a key component of our manufacturing process, allowing us to produce high-quality recycled nylon products that meet the needs of our customers while minimizing our environmental impact. Our manufacturing process ensures that the recycled nylon we produce is strong and durable, maintaining the same qualities as virgin nylon but with a lower environmental footprint.

    • No Virgin Material:Our manufacturing process is designed to avoid the use of any virgin materials, thus minimizing the impact on the environment.

    • No Waste:We don't produce any waste in our manufacturing process, ensuring that all materials are efficiently utilized and that no waste ends up in landfills or oceans.

    • Yes Recyclable: Our manufacturing process emphasizes the use of recyclable materials, including nylon waste such as old fishing nets, carpets, and tights. This helps to create a circular economy where materials are reused and repurposed, minimizing the need for new resources.

    • Yes Energy-efficient: We use advanced technologies and best practices to ensure that our manufacturing process is as efficient and sustainable as possible, minimizing our energy and water usage and reducing our carbon emissions and thus combating climate change.

    Conclusion

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    Recycled nylon is the perfect answer for anyone looking for a strong, durable, and sustainable material - it reduces waste, helps conserve resources, and lowers the environmental impact of production. With its versatility and sustainability benefits, there's no doubt that recycled nylon is the way to go!

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    Anders Ankarlid

    Anders Ankarlid

    Co-founder & Product Development Lead

    Co-founder of agood company and product development lead. A serial e-commerce entrepreneur, and a father of three. Have worked in e-commerce for more than a decade. Mindless consumption activist.

    "I want to be able to look into my kids’ eyes and honestly say: "I did everything I could to hinder climate-change”

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