BIOWASTE CENTER focuses on B2B solutions, but the consumer market is growing in exciting new ways.

The fashion industry is rapidly developing new solutions to move from being a polluting industry to one that is regenerative. An incredible new category of fibre derived from agricultural & food waste is one such solution.

Plant biomass (i.e. waste residues) contains renewable sources of diverse biopolymers such as cellulose, lignin and pectin, which can be turned into fibres for textiles. Converting food and agricultural waste into usable fibres not only optimises the use of neglected resources and reverts fashion industry‚Äôs extractive pattern that consumes finite resources at a damaging pace, it also helps to build a more regenerative system by reducing the environmental impact and land/water overuse from agriculture. 

Source: https://www.commonobjective.co/article/the-magic-forumula-behind-food-waste-based-textiles