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Uniqlo to recycle old down jackets and plastic bottles with Toray

Clothing chain's Japan stores to serve as collection points

A Uniqlo store in New York: The apparel brand will sell clothes made from recycled materials starting next year.   © Reuters

LONDON -- Uniqlo apparel chain operator Fast Retailing will partner with materials maker Toray Industries to turn used down jackets and plastic bottles into new clothes, which will go on sale in 2020.

The CEOs of both Japanese companies -- Fast Retailing's Tadashi Yanai and Akihiro Nikkaku of Toray -- announced the recycling program in London on Monday.

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