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Trash-2-Cash: Designed high-value products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven technologies

Objective

Within Trash-2-Cash, growing problems with paper fibre waste from the paper industry and textile fibre waste, originating from a continuously increasing textile consumption, will be solved through design-driven innovation. This will be performed by using the wastes to regenerate fibres that will be included into fashion, interior and other products. The cotton production suffers from non-sustainable environmental and socio-economical issues and the polyester fibre manufacture produces waste that to date has no viable deposition. Designers will lead the recycling initiative, defining the material properties, and will feed the material scientists to evaluate newly developed eco-efficient cotton fibre regeneration and polyester recycling techniques. The future exploitation will be ascertained through a two-sided exchange between the designers and the end-product manufacturers, also taking into account the consumer-related product needs, and prototypes will be produced in a realistic test production environment.
The objectives are to:
• Integrate design, business and technology to a coherent discipline to establish new creative industries
• Develop new material and product opportunities via creative design from waste or process by-product
• Reduce the utilization of virgin materials; improve material efficiency; decrease landfill volumes and energy consumption
• Use design for recycling with the vision of closing the material loop
• Create new business opportunities by adding the return loop of the discarded goods to be reused into attractive products
• Promote development of the creative sector by providing technological solutions for exploitation of waste streams
Europe's creative industry will be strengthened through Trash-2-Cash taking the lead worldwide in the design for recycled materials area. Moreover, Trash-2-Cash will support a better waste utilization and contribute to reduction of landfill area needs.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 136 844,71

Participants (17)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 632 187,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 463 190
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Activity type
Other
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 396 512,50
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 551 250
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 810 750
Address
272 High Holburn
WC1V 7EY London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 455 161
Address
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GRADO ZERO INNOVATION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 547 576,75
Address
Via Nove 2A
50056 Montelupo Fiorentino Fi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATERIAL CONNEXION ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 564 298
Address
Via Del Conservatorio 17
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKSTINA TEKSTILNA INDUSTRIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 311 324
Address
Tovarniska 15
5270 Ajdovscina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VANBERLO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 107 837,97
Address
Zwaanstraat 31A
5651 CA Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAIER SCOOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 439 864
Address
Poligono Industrial Arabieta S/n
48320 Ajangiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SO.F.TER. S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 283 996,17
Address
Via Mastro Giorgio 1
47122 Forli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOKTAS DOKUMA ISLETMELERI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 25 275,25
Address
Islam Kerimov Cad. 16, Sunucu Is Merkezi B Block Kat 8
35530 Bayrakli/izmir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REIMA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 58 908,14
Address
Karhumaentie 3
01530 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOEX TEXTIL-VERMARKTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 862,88
Address
An Der Strusbek 19
22926 Ahrensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCA OBBOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 20 650,88
Address
Vasterbottens Lan
91380 Obbola Umea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKO, SVERIGES TEXTIL- OCH MODEFORETAG I
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 76 971,25
Address
Storgatan 5
114 85 Stockholm
Activity type
Other