Raffaella Carluccio, Reverse Resources OÜ, Project Coordinator
Embedding traceability in the textile value chains, making textile waste visible and accessible to recyclers. This allows recyclers to produce high-quality recycled outputs that can be used to create new products, increasing the % of recycled materials included in the final products.
Waste registered on Reverse Resources platform (from October 2021): more than 10,400,000 kgs, of which 82% was textile waste.
Textile waste traced to textile recyclers (from October 2021): more than 9,000,000 kgs.
Factories actively registering and segregating waste: 110.
lack of infrastructure for the scaling of circular supply chains (including logistics e.g. reducing the geographical distance between recyclers and textile waste locations);
lack of technologies to tackle complex material blends and existing textile recycling technologies need expedite their commercial scaling;
readiness of the market to consider textile waste as resource.
From brands to be more proactive, starting considering waste as resource and getting visibility on the waste, helping in redirecting such waste to the emerging/scaling recycling tech