Textile industry is accused of being one of the most polluting industries. Waste is produced not only at the point of production, but also during consumption. To counter the problem, textile industry has taken many measures for reducing its negative contribution towards the environment. One of such measures is textile recycling: the reuse as well as reproduction of fibres from textile waste. Tekstina decided to take part in searching for a solution for reuse and recycling of textiles with two European projects: Resyntex and Trash to cash.

Resyntex is a research project which aims to create a new circular economy concept for the textile and chemical industries. Using industrial symbiosis, it aims to produce secondary raw materials from unwearable textile waste.

  • Design a complete value chain from textile waste collection through to the generation of new feedstock for chemicals and textiles
  • Improve collection approaches while increasing public awareness of textile waste and social involvement
  • Enable traceability of waste using data aggregation. The collected data will evaluate the performance of the new value chains by means of a life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC)
  • Develop innovative business models for the chemical and textile industries
  • Demonstrate a complete reprocessing line for basic textile components, including liquid and solid waste treatment

Trash 2 Cash is an EU funded research project aiming to create new regenerated fibres from pre-consumer and post-consumer waste. It is also pioneering a whole new way of developing materials. Trash-2-Cash (T2C) proposes a new model where paper and textile waste are recycled chemically – resulting in fabrics that are the same quality as new materials, to make products that are industrially replicable and infinitely recyclable.

  • T2C aims to produce high quality materials and product prototypes from waste, offering companies in various industries (fashion, interiors, automotive and other luxury goods) new eco-fibre options.
  • T2C is also intended to influence the way all novel materials are developed in DDMI methodology. This new working method will outline how science, design and industry can provide input into the process from beginning to end.


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