Jan 28, 2020 |

Designed for Deconstruction

Some problems are so big, so systemic, they can seem insurmountable, such as textile waste, generated at the rate of more than 11 million tons per year in the U.S.; textile wastewater, one of the world’s major environmental pollution problems; or carbon dioxide pollution from fossil fuel combustion, the driving cause of global climate change. We need a catalyst, an agent of significant change to turn the encroaching tide. Enter researchers like TECS associate professor Sonja Salmon at the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State.