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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.
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RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

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EU Contribution

€ 1 136 844,71

Participants (17)

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Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 632 187,50

RISE IVF AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 463 190

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 396 512,50

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 551 250

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 810 750

COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 455 161

GRADO ZERO INNOVATION SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 547 576,75

MATERIAL CONNEXION ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 564 298

TEKSTINA TEKSTILNA INDUSTRIJA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 311 324

VANBERLO BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 107 837,97

MAIER SCOOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 439 864

SO.F.TER. SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 283 996,17

SOKTAS DOKUMA ISLETMELERI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 25 275,25

REIMA OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 58 908,14

SOEX TEXTIL-VERMARKTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 50 862,88

SCA OBBOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 20 650,88

TEKO, SVERIGES TEXTIL- OCH MODEFORETAG I

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 76 971,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 646226

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.5.

H2020-EU.2.1.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 890 559,80

  • EU contribution

    € 7 933 461

Coordinated by:

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden