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Textile waste management

The project will establish: the ecological concept of storing and sorting textile waste, classical and non-conventional technologies for recoverable fibres, directions for operational, decisional and strategic management in the field.

It is well known that at the end of this century, the concept how we protect humans against the blind forces of nature changed to how we protect nature against the irresponsibility of excess and human noxious activity. Environmental elements that human health and life depend on have been disturbed and often destroyed by general human activity and modern technology. Based on the question Which is the most menacing ecological problem?, specialist studies have listed the following categories: * Air pollution - 32% * Depositing of toxic waste - 26% * Inadequate use of resources - 23% * River pollution - 17% * Noise - 2% For textiles, the ecological concept is applied in three areas: - ecology of material production and textile products - ecology of using garment products - ecology of textile waste. The most important conditions of textile products as valued by green consumers are: - the product must be designed for a need; - to obtain and maintain them, the raw materials, water or energy, must be used efficiently - the product must be obtained by clean technological processes - the obtained waste must be recyclable. Textile wastes represent a major problem in each country and the waste quantities are increasing. The waste generated implies a loss of materials and energy and imposes costs and environmental problems on society (collecting, storing, processing). The current project relates to developing a management model in the field of textile wastes with implications for establishing technologies that can ensure the implementation of the zero waste notion. The specific elements that bring something new to the project are: - establishing the ecological criteria for sorting and storing textile wastes - correlation of the base technical characteristics of fibres recovered from textile wastes with the application field - developing flexible technological systems for classic and unconventional processing of textile wastes from the base groups. Keywords: textile wastes, processing technology, management.
Acronym: 
MADETEXTIL
Project ID: 
3 503
Start date: 
14-06-2007
Project Duration: 
42months
Project costs: 
1 210 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Recycling, Recovery
Market Area: 
Textiles (synthetic and natural)

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.