Recycled polyester fabric is not biodegradable or compostable in the traditional sense. Polyester is a synthetic material that is made from petrochemicals and does not break down naturally like organic materials. However, recycled polyester fabric is still a more sustainable option compared to virgin polyester as it diverts plastic waste from landfills and reduces the need for new resources.
Recycling polyester involves breaking down used plastic products into small pellets, which are then melted and spun into new fibers. While the process of recycling polyester uses less energy and resources compared to producing virgin polyester, the resulting material is still not biodegradable or compostable.
If you are looking for a more environmentally-friendly option, there are other fabrics that are biodegradable or compostable, such as organic cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo. These fabrics are made from natural fibers and can break down over time when composted or disposed of properly.