How to make it happen, Design for Circularity!

Saal A
Mittwoch, 13.09.2023, 14:45 - 15:10 Uhr

Sonja Zak (Lenzing AG, Lenzing (AUT))
Åsa Degerman (Södra Innovation, Skogsudden (SWE))

The presentation will focus on three critical elements on how to make the circular transition in the textile industry. Meet two of the forerunners who have a unique collaboration in the beginning of the textile value chain. And how this can make a change.The textile industry still is a very linear industry with roughly 1 % of textiles going for fiber2fiber recycling at the end of their life.

To make the circular transition happen, consideration of all processes is relevant - from the beginning to the end, from design of textile products until recycling technologies at the end. Textile products are highly complex and offer a broad variety of different types containing numerous components.  Enabling an efficient recycling at the end of life is still a long way to go, but some elements like design, collaboration and regulations can act as facilitators.