An Engaging Summer for RESYNTEX
- Monday, 17 September 2018
Summer is traditionally a time for rest and reflection. This year for RESYNTEX, it was also a great opportunity to engage key stakeholders as our project reached a number of milestones and deliverables. In June, the consortium met in Thessaloniki, Greece, for its annual General Assembly to discuss the project’s impact, its lifecycle and its future scenarios. The lifecycle assessments which evaluate environmental and cost performance are being conducted by LCA experts from Quantis.
Prospex Institute has been busy reporting on its series of interactive ‘Citizen Labs’, which were hosted in four European countries with the support of other project partners. Key recommendations from the stakeholders who participated included a focus on workwear as a target feedstock, as well as policy incentives to drive the transition towards a circular economy. As a result of these interactions and discussions, RESYNTEX will explore alternative scenarios that can be deployed, as well as potential products emerging from the process.
The project was showcased in Belgium at the Green Minds University and the Biobased Coatings Conference. Sustainability Consult also joined SUSCHEM stakeholders in Brussels to discuss ‘the Future of Research & Innovation in Europe’.
The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) presented at conferences in Austria and the USA, building the case for systems integrated textile recycling plants which could help the transition to circular production. Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) presented during the 91st Textile Institute World Conference at the School of Design in Leeds in the UK. Other partners have been just as active. The abstracts and presentations from these activities are regularly added to the downloads page on our website.
Autumn looks set to be just as busy for all our project partners and no doubt, you will see us at a conference or stakeholder event near you! Keep in the loop by joining the project mailing list here.