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White paper presents round worth chain options for textiles

Sorted polyester textiles (picture courtesy of TOMRA).

Recycling gear producer TOMRA has revealed a brand new white paper titled ‘Reworking Textiles: 4 Key Beliefs to Allow Textiles Circularity’. The paper addresses the present state of the textiles {industry}, methods and applied sciences wanted for the transition to a round worth chain.

Whereas the worldwide textile market performs an important position within the world economic system, the {industry}’s development in manufacturing and consumption over the previous twenty years has positioned immense stress on our pure assets and adversely impacted the well being of our planet. At this time, just one% of annual textile waste is recycled into new merchandise with out being downgraded.

The brand new white paper addresses this challenge, analyzing the linear nature of the textile {industry} and highlighting the transformative potential inside its present processes. By exploring progressive methods and applied sciences, the agency says the white paper charts a course towards a round textiles worth chain, revolutionising waste into worthwhile assets.

“At TOMRA, we recognise the urgency to reshape the textiles worth chain from linear to round. Our webcast and this white paper function important guides for the {industry} to leverage immense alternatives for transformation,” said Vibeke Krohn, Head of TOMRA Textiles. “We’re dedicated to driving innovation and collaborating with {industry} leaders to form a extra round and accountable future for the textile {industry}.”

TOMRA has recognized 4 key beliefs to underpin this new, round textiles worth chain. These key beliefs are:

  1. Supportive coverage, laws and incentives to information and inspire the shift in direction of circularity in textiles.
  2. Cross-industry collaboration and enterprise mannequin innovation to assist worthwhile and long-term worth creation throughout the textile worth chain.
  3. Investments to scale infrastructure for automated sorting and mature recycling applied sciences to allow fibre-to-fibre textiles throughout materials sorts and compositions.
  4. A strong digital core to seize information and insights throughout the textile worth chain to permit for transparency and traceability, and to maintain shoppers, {industry} gamers, and regulators knowledgeable.

“Reworking Textiles highlights the essential position of collaboration amongst {industry} gamers, policymakers and shoppers to scale up infrastructure for traceable textile assortment, sorting, reuse and fibre-to-fibre recycling. Collectively, we will remodel the textile panorama into one which prioritises sustainability and circularity,” added Louisa Hoyes, Director of Strategic Partnerships at TOMRA Textiles.

To study extra about enabling circularity for textiles, obtain the white paper right here: Reworking Textiles: Whitepaper (tomra.com). Register for the recording of the latest accompanying webcast right here – https://globuc.com/go-circular/textiles-circularity-with-tomra/.

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