24 Sep '15, 6pm

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A group of Finnish organizations are banding together to transform old cotton garments, particularly those unsuitable for reuse, into new fibers for the textile industry. Led by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland , which developed a way to dissolve cellulose in clothing, the “Circular Economy of Textiles” project—or TEKI for short—is on track to deliver an entire clothing line from the reclaimed material by the end of 2016. Although a similar process has been used to make viscose fiber for decades, VTT claims its production technique is environmentally friendlier because it doesn’t use carbon disulphide, according to senior scientist Pirjo Heikkilä. Compared with virgin cotton, the new process slashes water use by more than 70 percent and carbon emissions by up to 50 percent, Heikkilä adds.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/finnish-researchers-to-turn-wast...

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