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System Circularity and Innovative Recycling of Textiles

Descripción del proyecto

Una nueva vida más ecológica para la ropa vieja

El futuro de la industria textil es circular y ecológico. Hoy en día, menos del 1 % de los residuos textiles se recicla en nuevas fibras textiles. Para invertir esta tendencia, la Unión Europea exigirá la recogida selectiva de textiles desechados para 2025. En el proyecto SCIRT, financiado con fondos europeos, se desarrollarán tecnologías para los volúmenes cada vez mayores de textiles recogidos. Se respaldará la innovación sistémica hacia un sistema de moda más circular y acortará la brecha actual entre la oferta y la demanda de fibras textiles recicladas. El equipo de SCIRT demostrará un sistema completo de reciclaje de textil a textil para textiles de posconsumo, centrándose en el reciclaje de fibras naturales y sintéticas, así como en fibras mixtas. El objetivo del proyecto SCIRT es respaldar las condiciones y las medidas de apoyo para facilitar esta transición al prestar especial atención a la perspectiva del consumidor.

Objetivo

Given its resource intensity, the European Commission has identified the textiles sector as a priority for the Circular Economy. An important measure is the mandatory separate collection of discarded textiles as of 2025. Finding suitable outlets for these increasing volumes of collected textiles is a challenge. Currently its non-reusable fraction is mostly downcycled or incinerated, less than 1% of textile waste is recycled into new textile fibres. In the meantime, clothing brands set ambitious targets for the use of recycled fibres in their products. Unfortunately their quality and the price tag of current recycling processes are not aligned with market needs/demand. SCIRT aims to support systemic innovation towards a more circular fashion system and bridge this supply-demand gap. Starting from the demand side needs, SCIRT demonstrates an entire textile-to-textile recycling system for post-consumer textiles, focusing on the recycling of natural and synthetic fibres, as well as fibre blends. All relevant players along the value chain are involved, from collector to retailer. By focusing on the recycling of textiles often downcycled today, value retention is improved throughout the value chain. Not only will the business case for individual actors be validated, the overall system implications will be quantified from a financial, environmental and social life-cycle perspective. Besides the technological innovations required, SCIRT addresses enabling conditions and supporting measures facilitating the transition towards a circular system for apparel. A True Cost Model will be developed and an eco-modulated EPR system will be set up, aiming at increased value chain transparency. Special attention is given to the consumer perspective. A consumer behavioural flow intervention will be developed to impact their decision making on the purchase and disposal of textiles. Throughout the project, stakeholder involvement and validation is guaranteed via an advisory board.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-SC5-2018-2019-2020

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-SC5-2020-2

Régimen de financiación

IA - Innovation action

Coordinador

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 1 385 062,50
Dirección
BOERETANG 200
2400 Mol
Bélgica

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Región
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Tipo de actividad
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Coste total
€ 1 385 062,50

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