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A new circular economy concept: from textile waste towards chemical and textile industries feedstock

Objective

The RESYNTEX project aims at designing, developing and demonstrating new high environmental impact industrial symbiosis between the unwearable blends and pure components of textile waste and the chemical and textile industries. The project comprises:
- a strategic design of the whole value chain from textile waste collection, until the new marketable feedstock for chemical & textile industrie, by which the symbiosis opportunities are evaluated (by public authorities and the private sector) in terms of their social, technical, economic, environmental and legislative aspects
- the improvement of collection approaches particularly for non-wearable textiles for recycling by changing citizen’s behaviour and creation of tools for higher social involvement and recycling promotion. This will ensure a greater accessibility to textile waste as resource and increase the textile waste rates destined for recycling. With 50% collection rate all over Europe would be a significant improvement in order to provide large quantities of feedstock
- a data aggregation system that will be developed and implemented in order to ensure waste traceability and also provide relevant data for economic and environmental assessment;
- the development of new business models adapted for different synergies identified and for new markets. In addition, environmental LCA and LCC for different scenarios and identification of the most promising routes and synergies will support this objective
- automation of the macro separation and sorting for pure or blended textiles, in order to enhance productivity and competitiveness of the whole recycling process
- a new demonstration process based on a synergistic chemical and biotechnological cascading separation/transformation approach of textile basic components (proteins, cellulose, polyamide and polyester) from textile blends as basic feedstock materials for chemical & textile industries. Liquid and solid waste treatment and valorisation will close the loop
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Coordinator

SOEX TEXTIL-VERMARKTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Address

An Der Strusbek 19
22926 Ahrensburg

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 841 077,07

Participants (19)

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IOS, INSTITUT ZA OKOLJEVARSTVO IN SENZORJE, DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 1 365 997,54

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 366 010

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 770 000

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 583 250

CONSEIL EUROPEEN DE L'INDUSTRIE CHIMIQUE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 82 570,48

TEKSTINA TEKSTILNA INDUSTRIJA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 308 350

DETTIN SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 041 250

QUANTIS

Switzerland

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 478 625

VALAGRO CARBONE RENOUVELABLE POITOU-CHARENTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 475 543,37

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 234 581,54

SEPAREX SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 85 942,46

CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 203 980

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 486 691,05

ABOUTGOODS COOMPANY

France

EU Contribution

€ 233 155,51

SUSTAINABILITY CONSULT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 152 671,83

INGEG S.R.L

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 396 303,40

PROSPEX INSTITUTE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 442 500

EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 239 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641942

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 478 761,97

  • EU contribution

    € 8 787 749,25

Coordinated by:

SOEX TEXTIL-VERMARKTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany