US farmers are committed to protecting the environment and use standards set by such programs such as Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), US Cotton Trust Protocol and/or Cotton LEADS to create trust in their production.
To find out more about how the industrial cotton industry is working to protect the environment, please go here: https://cottonleads.org/sustainable-production/ or see the https://fieldtomarket.org/national-indicators-report-2016/
As support for sustainability continues to grow, so does the need for everyone to better understand what “sustainability” truly means for the products we buy and use. Today, there a growing number of methods including soil and DNA mapping for US farmers to provide traceability and accountability.
Cotton is 100% biodegradable, begins to decompose rapidly and returns to nature once its’ life cycle is complete.