Towards a Circular Economy
Europe needs to move towards a more circular economy to conserve its future environment and society. Currently, many of the materials contained in products are discarded after use.
The textile industry is no exception.
"Launched in December 2015, the Circular Economy strategy may have a great potential for the European textile and apparel industry. The strategy shall promote markets for high quality secondary raw materials, simplify and improve the implementation of waste legislation and tackle waste and resources challenges."
- Lutz Walter, EURATEX
Textile waste has increased steadily with only a fraction of it collected and recycled. Much of the waste is landfilled or incinerated at great cost, which impacts the environment.
RESYNTEX aims to change this through research and innovation.