Registration Opens for the RESYNTEX Conference: From Textile Waste to Secondary Raw Materials
- Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Since 2015, RESYNTEX has looked to tackle the pressing challenge of dealing with post-consumer unwearable textile waste. The project’s Final Conference in Brussels on 24 April will bring together industry experts from throughout the value chain to exchange knowledge and opinions on four years of research.
The conference will be held as part of the Annual Textile ETP Conference, which will see opening speeches from Janez Potočnik, co-chair of the UNEP International Resource Panel, and Paolo Canonico, President of the Textile ETP. European thought-leaders from industry, research and policy will share their vision on how circular economy concepts, bio-based materials and digitalisation will impact the future of the European Textile and Clothing industry.
Speakers from the project will include:
- Aleksandra Lobnik, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Head of the Centre of Sensor Technology, University of Maribor
- Athanassios Nikolakopoulos, Chemical Engineer and Senior Researcher, Department of Process Analysis and Plant Design, National Technical University of Athens
- Nicholas Hall, Senior Lecturer – Fashion Business, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Richard Delahay, Senior Project Manager, Sustainability Consult
- Valérie Boiten, Consultant and Researcher in Stakeholder Engagement, Prospex Institute
- Vanessa Pasquet, LCA Project Manager, Quantis
These sessions will highlight alternative solutions for textiles which would otherwise be incinerated or landfilled, such as innovative reprocessing technologies for pure or blended fibres and secondary materials which can replace virgin feedstock.
Following the sessions, policy makers will join a panel discussion with circular economy and technology experts from the clothing, waste management and chemical industries to address how technological and business model solutions can help bring (bio)chemical recycling to market adoption.
You can register here.
Registration costs 65 euro for one day. EURATEX members, EU officials and accredited journalists can attend free of charge.