This project revolves around the topic of increasing the recycling of textiles. The focus is laid on garments and the new edit of the European Waste Framework Directive, that describes how textiles should be separately collected by the local waste department in each of the member states of the European Union by 2025.
The focus of these new guidelines is due to the environmental impact that is being emitted from the textile industry around the globe. The industry has global activities which are being used as context to understand how increased recycling in EU can influence the use of virgin resources and climate change.
The published framework of Circular Economy by Ellen MacArthur Foundation is used as the theoretical perspective on the global value chain and how increased recycling affects the environment and the use of resources.
By collecting information from documents by national and international government publishers, the project methodologically seeks to understand how textiles are being treated in their end-use phase. To further understand this, there has been created an interview with the only company in Denmark who handles, and sorts used clothed, Trasborg.
The results of this project point towards an industry that has been locked in linear economic thinking. This had undermined the evolvement of technologies that are able to recycle used garments into new ones. The new additions to the Waste Framework Directive are considered not to have a real effect on the huge environmental issues of the industry, where there is a need to incorporate not only the municipalities and waste management of the European Union member states, but also the huge companies that operates on many levels of the global value chain. It is possible that an extended producer responsibility could lead to creating more value of the recycled clothes, by adding funds to research and development of new and existing technologies.
|Uddannelser||TekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||3 jan. 2019|