Latin America is strongly positioned to transition to a circular manufacturing economy. Cotton-rich textile offcuts generated by garment makers and farming waste by-products - including bagasse residue, pineapple leaves, and straw residues - offer valuable and accessible alternatives to forest -fibre.
Brazil is a wood pulp powerhouse - but an agile industry can pivot. By 2028, tree farms plantations in endangered species habitat and on Indigenous lands are restored to natural forests as new and retrofitted NEXT GEN mills supply low-carbon NEXT GEN alternatives to the fashion and packaging sectors.
By 2033, NEXT GEN mills are built throughout Latin America taking advantage of bountiful supplies of agricultural residues and textile waste to make low-carbon alternatives. This alleviates pressure off climate-critical forests and regional production scales to 9.6M tonnes of NEXT GEN pulp per year.