RESYNTEX Featured in Two Major Reports Promoting Circular Economy

The RESYNTEX project has been mentioned in the Greenpeace report ‘Fashion at the Crossroads’ and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Fibres Initiative.

Circular Fiber Initiative

In its Fashion at the Crossroads report, Greenpeace identifies initiatives in the clothing and footwear sectors committed to both slowing the flow of materials and to promoting circular economy. The report highlights projects improving the circularity of the textile industry. RESYNTEX is mentioned for its chemical recycling, which produces secondary raw materials from unwearable textile waste. It is featured in the section dedicated to projects facilitating the re-use of second-hand clothes and materials recovery. According to Greenpeace, other important actions to be put in place to address these challenges are to design apparels able to last for a longer period of time and to promote an extended use of clothing.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has recently launched A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future report as part of the Circular Fibres Initiatives along with Stella McCartney. The initiative brings together key stakeholders to collaborate towards a new textiles circular economy. The report provides a comprehensive understanding of the current linear clothing systems which are polluting and damaging both economic and environmental resources. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation mentions RESYNTEX for its mechanical monomer recycling technology for cellulose-based fibres. The report says it is one of the innovations which can help the industry to shift towards a new textile economy.

Fashion at the Cross Roads

eu funding

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