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FROM AN END-OF-LIFE TEXTILE TO A PRODUCT

Why, what, how, who?

Information on the use of recycled textile fibre as a raw material for products. Welcome to learn!

COMPANY

Get excited about recycled textile fibre as a raw material for your products

TEACHER

Take advantage of the content in circular economy courses and teaching

YOU!

Versatile information on the topic for those interested and experts

PODCASTS

Discussion on recycled textile fibre and circular economy business. Researchers, pioneering companies and experts as guests.

 Podcasts are in Finnish but they are summarised in English. 

TWITTER

Discussion on podcast themes continues in Twitter events @kuituus  #poistotekstiilistätuotteeksi. Read the summaries here (in Finnish)

DISPOSED TEXTILES ARE TREATED AS NEW FIBRES IN PAIMIO

Finland’s first textile waste treatment plant opened in Paimio in November 2021.

Southwest Finland Waste Management Ltd

Recycled fibre from consumer waste textiles

Rester Oy

Recycled fibre from business textile waste

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WHAT IS KUITUUS?

The Kuituus online book and podcasts serve as a channel to turn research into action. The aim of the site is to increase understanding of the uses of recycled textile fibre as a raw material for industrial products. The aim is to promote the utilisation of recycled textile fibre in accordance with the circular economy.

 

The content has been developed especially for the needs of companies in various sectors of the manufacturing industry as well as for educational institutions.

 

The content is based on information provided by researchers and other experts in the Finix project. The material has been implemented by the Kuituus project during 2021. Read more about the Kuituus project.