Plastic is a component of many consumer products and constitutes most of the output and final products of the manufacturing industry. Plastic materials, which are used in almost every sector, constitute a large part of the solid waste volume in proportion to their usage rates. About 300 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced every year but sadly most of them not recycled. Looking at the textile industry, it is clear that synthetic fibers have replaced natural fibers in recent years owing to their low cost and this has made plastic materials one of the most important sources of the textile sector. However, the increasing decrease in raw material resources has turned the interest in recycled materials as raw materials in the textile sector as in all other sectors. Today, it is known that many textile companies use recycled plastic as a synthetic fiber raw material in order to reduce their costs and support nature and sustainable economy. In this study, recycling of plastic wastes in textile sector is examined both on the basis of academic studies and on the basis of applications in textile sector and the positive effects of these applications to the circular economy and the environment are analyzed.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Plastic Wastes, Recycling, Upcycling, Textile Material