A Nordic textile strategy

Part II: A proposal for increased collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of textiles

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Based on the results, a specific action plan has been formed consisting of four main actions; 1. Create a West Nordic Bioeconomy panel, 2. Establish an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the West Nordic region, 3. Arctic bioeconomy II – Project focusing on opportunities in biotechnology and 4. Program focusing on “The Blue Bioeconomy”.



Collection, sorting, reuse and recycling scenarios

The trend in textile consumption shows increasing per capita consumption. This results in higher expected amounts of used textiles (clothes and household textiles). In the previous subreport, linear and logarithmic prognoses were made for future amounts of used textiles potentially available for reuse and recycling in Nordic region. According to these prognoses, annually 393,000–406,000 tonnes of used textiles will be available by 2020. This corresponds to an increase by 3–7% compared to 2013 level.


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