France’s first industrial plant for automated sorting and recycling of textile waste has been officially inaugurated at Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, Amplepuis. The plant is the result of an ambitious partnership between textile recycling company Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, waste sorting specialist Pellenc ST and international technology group Andritz, a specialist in textile recycling machinery and processes.
This partnership is a clear contribution to tackling the challenge of textile waste in the EU. The EU’s strategy for sustainable and circular textiles aims to ensure that by 2030 textile products are made to a great extent of recycled fibres and incineration and landfilling of textiles are minimised, the company said in a press release.
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