The accumulation of textile waste is a global challenge that requires efficient recycling solutions, as it is estimated that less than 1% of textile waste is currently being recycled as a secondary textile raw material.
Textiles have been identified as a priority product category for the circular economy by the European Commission, which in 2022 has also published the “EU strategy for sustainable and circular textiles”, addressing the overall sustainability and circularity of the textile sector.
Among the major issues in implementing a systemic approach to sustainable and safe circularity there are the insufficient control over available material flows, the lack of defined requirements on recycled raw materials, and labelling systems for new materials and standards not keeping up with technological developments.
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