Textile-to-textile recycling at LOOP Forum 2022

Photo showing the ReYarn stand at LOOP Forum 2022, which is a circular economy conference held once every year in Copenhagen, Denmark.
ReYarn stand at LOOP Forum 2022 Photo: Tina Winberg
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On 27-28 April 2022, LOOP Forum, the leading Nordic event for resource management and circular economy took place for the first time ever in Copenhagen. The ReYarn partnership was present at the event, which was a good opportunity to showcase preliminary results from the partnership's efforts to create a circular value chain for post-consumer textiles from municipal textile collection.

The ReYarn stand gave an excellent opportunity for the conference visitors and participating organizations to meet the Reyarn partners and discuss the work of developing circular value chain for used textiles and promoting textile-to-textile recycling of non-wearable textiles.

Participants got the opportunity to see and touch the various textile products that the ReYarn partnership is working to manufacture based on post-consumer textiles from households collected in Copenhagen. This included two prototypes of workwear jackets developed with the help from Kolding Design school and that represent the first step in Copenhagen’s efforts to include mechanically recycled textiles in future procurements. The workwear jackets are mechanically recyclable and have logos that can be easily cut off so that they do not stand in the way of later reuse and recycling.

As part of the LOOP Forum's overall program, the ReYarn partnership had organized a seminar on “circular textiles in a Danish context”. The seminar featured presentations from Danish Standards, the European Environment Agency and representatives from the partnership. In addition, two panel debates were organized, where issues of sorting and high-quality recycling were addressed.

Find presentations from the seminar here:

Lars Mortensen - European Environment Agency
Berit Holbech Asmussen - Dansk Standard
Tina Winberg - City of Copenhagen

The partners include: Trasborg Denmark, Wolkat, ReValuate, Salvation Army Denmark, Bacher Work Wear, and the City of Copenhagen.


Contact

Kerli Kant Hvass

Ph.d., Founder, ReValuate

kerli@revaluate.dk

Nikola Kiørboe

MSc. Advisor, ReValuate

nikola@revaluate.dk