How H&M’s Recycling Machines Make New Clothes From Used Apparel | World Wide Waste

How H&M’s Recycling Machines Make New Clothes From Used Apparel | World Wide Waste

H&M bets clothing recycling could eventually solve some of the industry’s biggest environmental problems. But can a fast fashion company solve the problem it helped create?

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How H&M’s Recycling Machines Make New Clothes From Used Apparel | World Wide Waste

50 Comments

  1. Andrea Boteo on April 19, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Love it !!!!



  2. Silvester Bozak on April 19, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    😀👏👏💯Sweden ..great JOB.



  3. Dan Yu on April 19, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Turn trash into trash. Brilliant!



  4. Tickling Oscillators on April 19, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    ‘It helped create’. It didn’t help create it, it created it. Business insider, stop whitewashing corporate wastefulness and greed.



  5. DeadLast on April 19, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    FreeHongKong



  6. Yigit Akbas on April 19, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    I am still using t-shirt that I owned in the high school. I have a master degree in materials science 😀



  7. J T. on April 19, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Oh nice good job h and m I’ll shop there now



  8. M. A. on April 19, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    So they don’t wash the old material…. Feels dirty cloth … There are also lots of glue from stickers on the plastic bottles



  9. Morning Lynn on April 19, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Here’s a novel idea, how about we be thankful for what we have and not throw out perfectly good things that could be donated instead?



  10. zielone_ciastko on April 19, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Then maybe fight with dumb fashion industry and doing new shit every season?



  11. Faheem Akbar on April 19, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    7:47 H&M has no plans to reduce production. Thats the main issue.



  12. Alvi Rahman on April 19, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    this idea is stupid..you can only recycle X number of times and apart from sanitizing there is not need for other activities. Used clothes can be sanitized and sent to poor countries to be traded at a lower cost. this is a solution looking for a problem.



  13. suliman babar on April 19, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Three days for a sweater, Time To Call In Elon.



  14. KS on April 19, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    I dont understand people. I buy like 4-5 short sleeve, jeans, and long sleeves from Walmart for a little over a hundred and im set for a couple of years..



  15. Kiayana Beaumont on April 19, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    To make clothing to fabric seems more beneficial to me. In today’s day and age people still need their jobs to be able to care for themselves, and if something like clothing to clothing becomes a thing then then not only could the craft/art of sewing end up lost but the factory worker "middle man" would be greatly reduced or cut out completely.



  16. Cosmic Centaur on April 19, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    This doesn’t seem like the right step, as it is.
    Maybe if the point was to use the new threads 🧵 to make the clothes sold at the stores, people didn’t need to _pay_ to give their old clothes and instead it was the unsold/waste clothes being recycled.
    Also that "printed" sweater looks like shit and probably won’t last very long, which is the problem with fast fashion.
    This looks like a gimmick by H&M to seem more green (good ol’ greenwashing) more than something actually deserving of a world wide waste video.



  17. Prawn hagen on April 19, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    I’m doing a textile degree and after what I have searched about fibres so long I don’t feel to buy anything…I just keep on asking myself what is this all fast fashion and so much water wastage?? We won’t have water soon then we’ll lick our clothes 😋



  18. Catherine le greatest on April 19, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Me wearing my class tee from 2013: …



  19. toology55 on April 19, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    It’s an ingenious solution to a problem that should have never existed in the first place.



  20. Rosie on April 19, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Idk what this but H&m already doom in Asian 😅



  21. B uppy on April 19, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    That is a lot of expensive processes/equipment to recycle a a low level scale. That fiber will pill easily, too.



  22. THobbes on April 19, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Beware of the person who claim that "the problem is growth!" These are very ominous words!



  23. John Pyun on April 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I bet the electricity used, and ozone chemical used in this process makes the process more damaging. This is greenwashing. Stop fast fashion



  24. Jana on April 19, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    H&M is simply greenwashing. I’ve seen several pictures of NEW (still packed) „recycled“ clothed from H&M in Africa. It a huge overproduction. Never would I buy something from them.



  25. Sergio Lorente on April 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    H&M could made 100% Cotton



  26. 아빠와솔DadAndSol Adventures on April 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    This technology is what I’m waiting for. Atleast someone is doing something about the clothes that goes to waste. I buy clothes once a year. I wear my husband’s old clothes at home. I fix my old clothes and i give my clothes to my faughter rathen than buying her new ones. I still keep the clothes that needs to be donated to do something. I talked to my daughter about this situation and she is 10 years old. It is important to make them understand. For the future generation. Nice video I jope that there will be more machine to do the recycling.



  27. Linda on April 19, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    I never shop at this chain because og all the shady stuff they do and their clothes Are such a low quality.



  28. Gimmicks on April 19, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    I use my shirts and pants and tshirts for atleast 10 years 😁😁😁



  29. Patrick Bateman on April 19, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    "can they help solve the problem they created?". Can cancer cure cancer?



  30. Msb Mri on April 19, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I’m 35. I never had or wore 200 t-shirts in my life.



  31. ANDROMEDA Maxima on April 19, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    We don’t need this much clothing… ppl should buy hand made and wear them until they are worn out; then when no longer possible to wear, use to mop the floor. I really dislike the fast fashion approach, consuming less is the way to go



  32. Sal Ami on April 19, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    at 1:56 the fibres almost look like stuff you could also make costume wigs or dolls hair out of yk



  33. Dexter Lanning on April 19, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Explains why their clothes are trash



  34. Tatiana Buinakova on April 19, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t like H & M.



  35. Tata Kalsum on April 19, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Hmm another bullshit..u make it fast then u recycle..act like u throw shit to my Face and then u wash it and say I help u



  36. Lotus Post on April 19, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Why don’t we only make cotton clothes, what is the need of polyester??



  37. Debi Sunset on April 19, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Inexpensive, not cheap!



  38. Kc UrGurl on April 19, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Thrifting is now a trend but still not enough to lessen the distribution of new clothes a year because people would still buy new trendy clothes.



  39. Peter Pan on April 19, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    This is just a marketing green washing stunt lies and media are brought to push this



  40. Amrita Singha Ray on April 19, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Wool, linen, cotton and silk can be recycled easily and goes into nature as well, these materials are most comfortable to wear too, yes a little expensive but won’t give you skin problems.



  41. cutelonelygayasian on April 19, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Gosh looking at these comments people Will Never be Satisfied even if anyone does “Better for the environment” they’re still mad about it regardless.



  42. MsCookiemonster0 on April 19, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Polyester does break down and most of H & M clothing is polyester. They are contributing to the problem more than helping the environment. The environmental issue will never be solved if they continue to use artificial fibres. This is just greenwashing.



  43. Add Pattern Music on April 19, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    watching this right now wearing a hoodie thats 10 years old 🙂 🙂



  44. Nil Salvy on April 19, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Greenwaaaaaaashing. H(ypocrite) & M(anipulative)



  45. HinFoo on April 19, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    5:30 dead white mans clothes?

    eh



  46. dZh on April 19, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    H and m should transform there brand to 100% natural made fiber.



  47. powers1217 on April 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    $1800/year on clothes?! 😳I haven’t spent that much total in the last decade.



  48. M. A. on April 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    I don’t buy from H&M any more, feels ugly to wear used materials



  49. Boost Mobile on April 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    All that energy to wtf. Same thing for water can’t get ocean water too much energy wasted. Same thing with paper recycling etc good thing I’m sort of old so when the worst gets worst I would not be alive haha.



  50. DansApples on April 19, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I wonder if they applied this to El Salvador since that’s like their main export.