TEXAID, in partnership with Coop and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, will launch the “Texcycle” research project. The goal of the project is to create a new upcycling raw material that can be used in a number of different fields.
TEXAID is becoming a partner of the World Apparel and Footwear Lifecycle Assessment Database (WALDB) in order to facilitate the delivery of robust data for building sustainable processes and structures in the fashion industry.
TEXAID has become a sponsoring member of the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP).
The goal of the EU-funded project is to reduce and recycle the large quantities of garment waste in Europe. To achieve this goal, a pan-European framework has been developed to establish measures which will limit the amount of low-grade textiles that are incinerated.
Martin Böschen (TEXAID CEO), Dr. Christian Weilach (Global R&D Pulp and Biorefinery Technology, Lenzing AG) and Markus Moosmann (head of the waste management department of the city of Schlieren) gave presentations and chaired discussions on the practice and development prospects of the professional collection, sorting and recycling of discarded textiles at the TEXAID sorting facilities in Schattdorf (Canton of Uri).