By  on December 20, 2007

ATLANTA — Toray Industries will jointly implement chemical recycling of nylon6 in garments with Patagonia International, making the two companies the first to initiate a closed loop nylon6 recycling process.

Calling it a “landmark decision,” Toray said it and Patagonia intend to start recycling with the 2008 spring-summer collection of surf pants and extend those efforts to cover the fall-winter 2008 collection of hard-shell jackets for alpine climbing. The products will be sold through 2,000 retail stores in 12 countries around the world.

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