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Sustainability through textile recycling
Textile value chain is one of the worst solid waste generator and liquid effluent discharger. Polyester is the largest consumed textile fibre and owing to its non-biodegradability poses major eco concern. Recycling provides feasible option of reduction at source and consumption of waste, say Dr Ashok Athalye and Aakriti Mohanty.
Radical change to happen in global textile recycling
According to the ‘Circular Textiles For A Sustainable Future’, from PCIAW and Business in the Community (BITC), that guides the government-backed Textiles 2030 initiative, there would be a massive cut in textile waste.
Adidas invests in waste-to-fibre making firm Spinnova
German sportswear firm Adidas, planning to increase the proportion of sustainable materials in its products, is investing in Finland’s Spinnova, a company that makes textile fibre out of wood or agricultural waste.
Lenzing welcomes EU’s plastic waste guidelines
The Lenzing Group has welcomed the issuance of the guidelines to implement the Single-Use Plastics Directive. In the guidelines, EU Commission has mentioned which product falls within the scope of the directive.
Nouryon to help Renewcell build textile recycling unit
Nouryon will provide specialty engineering and chemical solutions for Renewcell’s new recycling plant located in Sweden. This new plant aims to prevent millions of garments ending up in landfills every year.
Machine at H&M store converts old clothes into new
The award-winning in-store recycling machine, Looop, first cleans the old material, followed by shredding and spinning it into yarn which is used to knit a new product. Looop is the winner of the Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards.
Birla Cellulose Liva Reviva case study wins UN award
Birla Cellulose, part of the Aditya Birla Group and one of the largest global manmade cellulosic fibre (MMCF) producer, has emerged as a winner in the first edition of the “National Innovative and Sustainable Supply Chain Awards” by UN Global Compact Network India.
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