How much carbon is polyester?
Emission factors for polyester

Carbonfact analysis

MaterialEmission factor (kgCO2e)Source
polyester/recycled7.4

Using value for 'Polyester - recycled' from Kering group database. 3.205 (Processing, missing value for France, using Italy's) + 4.163 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing, for France) = 7.368

polyester/recycled7.8

Using value for 'Polyester - recycled' from Kering group database. 3.205 (Processing, missing vlaue for Spain, using Italy's) + 4.546 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing, for Spain) = 7.751

microsuede/cotton+polyester7.8

Using a weighted mean of emission factors:

  • 50% 'cotton/standard': 6.945 (source: our value for 'cotton/standard' from Portugal)
  • 50% 'polyester/standard': 8.558 (source: our value for 'polyester/standard' from Portugal)
polyester/recycled7.8

Using value for 'Polyester - recycled' from Kering group database. 3.205 (Processing, missing vlaue for Spain, using Italy's) + 4.561 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing, for Portugal) = 7.766

polyester/recycled/post-consumer7.8

Using value for 'Polyester - recycled' from Kering group database. 3.205 (Processing, missing value for Spain, using Italy's) + 4.561 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing, for Portugal) = 7.766

polyester/recycled7.8

Using value for 'Polyester - recycled' from Kering group database. 3.205 (Processing) + 4.638 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing) = 7.843

polyester/standard8.2

Using value for 'Polyester - Conventional' from Kering group database. 0.203 (Extraction) + 3.794 (Processing) + 4.163 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing) = 8.16.

polyester/standard8.5

Using value for 'Polyester - Conventional' from Kering group database. 0.203 (Extraction, value for Greece) + 3.794 (Processing, value for Greece) + 4.50075 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing, average value for other european countries, Italy - 4.638, Portugal - 4.561, Spain - 4.546, France - 4.163, Germany - 4.832, Switzerland - 4.129, UK - 4.764, Belgium - 4.373) = 8.49775.

polyester/standard8.5

Using value for 'Polyester - Conventional' from Kering group database. 0.203 (Extraction) + 3.794 (Processing) + 4.546 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing) = 29.329.

polyester/standard8.6

Using value for 'Polyester - Conventional' from Kering group database. 0.203 (Extraction, value for Spain) + 3.794 (Processing, value for Spain) + 4.561 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing) = 8.558.

polyester/standard8.6

Using value for 'Polyester - Conventional' from Kering group database. 0.203 (Extraction) + 3.794 (Processing) + 4.638 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing) = 29.329.

leather/vegan/apple/appleskin/polyester-20-cotton-16-polyurethane-38-apple-waste-2613.9

Sami.eco LCA report for MoEA shoes. Based on 1.72 kgCO2eq estimation per pair of shoes and 0.263 kg approximate estimate for the upper's weight. 1.72/0.263 = 6.540 kgCO2eq/kg. The manufacturer of the material is not indicated (shoes produced in Portugal).

polyester/standard25.2

Using value for 'Polyester - Conventional' from Kering group database. 0.679 (Extraction - Taiwan) + 9.835 (Processing - Taiwan) + 14.697 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing - China) = 25.211.

polyester/recycled26.7

Kering database, Raw Material Intensities 2020: https://kering-group.opendatasoft.com/explore/dataset/raw-material-intensities-2020/table/

polyester/recycled26.7

[Kering database, value for "polyester - recycled" for China](https://kering-group.opendatasoft.com/explore/dataset/raw-material-intensities-2020/table/?refine.environmental_impact_group=GHGs&q=polyester+-+recycled&refine.impact_country=China]. 11.979 (Processing) + 14.697 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing) = 26.676.

polyester/standard28.2

Using value for 'Polyester - Conventional' from Kering group database. 0.217 (Extraction) + 13.311 (Processing) + 14.697 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing, value for China) = 28.225.

polyester/standard29.3

Using value for 'Polyester - Conventional' from Kering group database. 0.415 (Extraction) + 14.217 (Processing) + 14.697 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing) = 29.329.

polyester/standard29.3

Using value for 'Polyester - Conventional' from Kering group database. 0.415464432824 (Extraction) + 14.2167459987 (Processing) + 14.6969407762 (Spinning Weaving and Dyeing) = 29.329151207724003.