Recycled nylon is not yet widely manufactured; however there are producers in Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China and Europe. In Europe, the Italian company Aquafil has developed the regenerated nylon 6 yarn ECONYL®. The ECONYL® textile yarn is already used by several leading clothing retailers.

Suppliers of recycled nylon yarns and fabrics can be found within lists of certified suppliers provided by certifying bodies. The most commonly used certificates for recycled fibres are the Global Recycling Standard (GRS), the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and the Recycled Content Certification (SCS). All three certificates allow to communicate the recycled content in a product, also specify pre- and /or post-consumer content.

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