FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which waste container do I have to throw my Smart Tights products in, so they would definitely end up in the correct landfill for them to biodegrade?
When you decide not to use the article anymore, the destination must be the same as for any
other type of textile article. Firstly, the products should preferably be forwarded to another user for reuse! This way someone else can use them if you no longer need them yourself. If that's not possible and the tights have served its purpose completely and you want to dispose of them, they should be thrown into the "mixed waste" container. That way you can be sure, that the products will end up in a landfill where they can quickly biodegrade.
Is Smart Tights compostable? Can I put them in my own household waste, so it would biodegrade?
No. Although composting is an alternative to landfilling, Smart Tights is not a compostable product and is not subject to certification standards for compostable products. It was developed specifically for landfill disposal. These products biodegrade only when exposed to a combination of ideal conditions, which are high humidity, absence of oxygen, and high concentrations of anaerobic methanogenic bacteria. Such conditions will only occur when the product is disposed of in a landfill.
Are they as durable as regular tights?
Of course. Smart Tights tights, knee-highs and socks are as durable as regular tights. For your hosiery to endure different conditions better and to keep them from breaking, you'll have to take care of them. You can find the care instruction for that here.
Do Smart Tights products have toxic components to humans or to the
No. Smart Tights products have no toxic components in its formulation. The product is Oekotex® certified. The residues of its biodegradation are basically organic compounds, in the same way as residues from other natural biodegradable materials such as paper and cotton.