Could the recycled yarns substitute for the virgin cotton yarns: a comparative LCA

  title={Could the recycled yarns substitute for the virgin cotton yarns: a comparative LCA},
  author={Yun Liu and Haihong Huang and Libin Zhu and Chi Zhang and Feiyue Ren and Zhifeng Liu},
  journal={The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment},
  pages={2050 - 2062}
Cotton yarns spun from natural fibers are widely used in the apparel industry. Most of waste cotton goods are now disposed by incineration or landfill, which brings resource and environmental challenges to the society. Using the waste cotton to spin yarns is an alternative way to forward a more sustainable future. In this research, two scenarios for the environmental impacts of yarns spun from corresponding fibers are investigated, including recycled cotton fibers and virgin cotton fibers. The… 
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