A Stockholm restaurant crew is wearing cotton aprons that can capture greenhouse gas from the air. The aprons area pilot of a technique developed by H&M-backed researchers as the fashion industry struggles to lower its climate impact. The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has developed an amine-containing solution with which to treat cotton,allowing the fabricto pull in carbon dioxide gas. Thereafter,it stabilizes and stores it on the surface of the textile. After being used, the aprons are then heated to a temperature of 30-40 degrees Celsius (86-104 degrees Fahrenheit) at which they release the CO2 into a greenhouse where the gas can betaken up by plants. H&M Foundation said the innovation could potentially be a game changer in the reduction of global CO2 emissions.

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