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Manchester Fashion Institute Calls for Papers on Fibre Recycling

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The sixth Fibre Recycling Symposium will be held 7-8 June 2017 at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). A call for papers is now open and the deadline for submitting abstracts is 24 March 2017. This year, the event will promote emerging technologies in order to support recycling and re-use of ‘valuable’ waste. Up to 25 million tonnes of plastic and/or fibrous waste is produced every year in the UK alone – a tenth of the country’s total amount of yearly waste!

The symposium’s topics of focus include natural and synthetic fibre recycling, new applications for fibrous waste, consumer behaviour and circular economy. As a project partner on RESYNTEX, MMU has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. In the past months, the project has been mentioned twice by the European Commission: first, in a formal response to a parliamentarian’s inquiry on textile recycling, then in a report from the Commission to the Parliament on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan.

RESYNTEX’s industrial symbiosis approach will help partners and stakeholders alike to share their innovation concepts. Why not stay in the loop and join the dialogue?

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RESYNTEX received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 641942.