BTI LLC is a company that works with textile and apparel mills to keep them 100% landfill free and environmentally friendly. At BTI we believe that sustainability is the way of the future. Sustainability is to extract the maximum benefits from products by extending their life, before throwing them away. At BTI we focus on implementing the three R's of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

REDUCE

In the textile and apparel business, companies generate thousands of pounds of waste a day! That translates to millions of pounds each year. That means billions of pounds of waste are made each year just in textile businesses! Waste prevention or source reduction refers to the practice of decreasing the amount of waste generated. Here are a few of the ways the BTI works with businesses to reduce waste

  • Reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials
  • Reduce energy usage
  • Reduce air and water pollution
  • Reduce the need for "conventional" waste disposal

REUSE

Reuse of waste textile and clothing products is a method which avoids throwing items away and manifest itself in redistributing the items in the form of textile merchants (recyclers) and reusing fabrics for "eco-fashion." BTI focuses on Reuse because:

  • Reuse keeps goods and materials out of the waste stream
  • Reuse advances source reduction
  • Reuse preserves the "embodied energy" that was originally manufactured into an item
  • Reuse creates less air and water pollution than making a new item or recycling
  • Reuse results in less hazardous waste
  • Reuse saves money in purchases and disposal costs

RECYCLE

Recycling means taking materials from products that have been finished, and reusing them to make brand new products. It involves processing used materials into products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution and water pollution by reducing the need for conventional waste disposal, and lower green house gas emission as compared to virgin production.

At BTI we specialize in textiles made from both natural and man-made fibers. Besides natural fibers such as wool, cotton, silk and linen, artificial fibers such as rayon are of considerable importance. Among these synthetics, vast quantities of polyamides, polyesters and acrylics are used in the manufacture of garments and in industry - all of which can be recycled.