Project Chrysalis – from container to textile

Design researcher Michelle Baggerman and material designer Jessica den Hartog present Project Chrysalis: In the Netherlands just a fraction of the 25kg of plastic waste generated p.p.p.y. is recycled. Plastics like PET and PP are increasingly recycled for high-grade applications but HDPE is mostly down-cycled. Project Chrysalis is a research into developing recycled monofilament yarns for closed-loop textile products out of HDPE sourced from household waste.

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CO2 emissions saved by reusing used clothing

About 550 kilos from containers of the Foundation ‘Training and Work’ is the total weight of used clothing that has analyzed in this study characterizing the fibers that make up T-shirts, shirts, coats, pants, jackets and all kinds of clothing which are dumped in textile waste collection containers. Of the total used clothing used in the containers analyzed, 62% of the garments are reusable and 37% recyclable. As for the fibers with which the garments are made, the study concludes that cotton predominates, with 50% in the case of recyclable clothing and 60% in the case of reusable clothing.

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Textiles recycling in Europe’s circular economy

Recyclinnova

A duo presentation by Luca Loise CEO of Recyclinnova and Sasan Momtazi co-founder.

The textile industry has a growing need to recycle its waste, with particular reference to polyester. European fiber consumption was 3,3 million tons/year, Artificial fibers have increased by 2% while natural fibers have remained unchanged and among Artificial fibers, Polyester fiber is the single-largest-volume fiber used globally, accounting for about 50% of the overall man-made and natural fiber market.

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