How fibers spun from gelatin could help reduce textile waste

Michael Rivera, an assistant professor with The ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, talks about dissolvable fibers made from gelatin.


Are you someone who just can’t resist a $4 shirt, even though you know you might only wear it once or twice? In recent years, the fast fashion industry has come under a lot of criticism as landfills pile up with cheap discarded clothing.

MICHAEL RIVERA: About 8% of the waste that we put into landfills right now is from textile waste. And so there’s a significant amount of waste that we’re generating from textiles, and we

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