Opportunities and challenges of recycling textiles to protect life on land and water
While consumption of clothing and footwear is expected to increase by 63% by 2030 – today only 1% of textile waste is recycled into new fibers for clothing. The main reason that clothes are not recycled at scale is that it is technically difficult to separate fibers and ensure new fiber quality at scale.
In this webinar, Lisette van der Maarel, explains about the different processes and products that Reblend has been able to develop. She will share with us the data that they have gathered on the environmental benefits of recycling fibers, and how this helps to protect land and water streams.