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A new ‘Fibersort™ system’ has been announced by the trading arm of charity organisation The Salvation Army (SATCoL) – utilising technology that can sort and grade non-wearable clothing and textiles by fibre type, blend and colour for recycling purposes.
As a result of this innovation, part-funded by the Government’s Resource Action Fund, donated clothing that is not in a condition to be re-used will be able to be reprocessed and repurposed – therefore remaining in the circular textiles supply chain and being diverted from landfill.
Within the automated Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), operated by SATCol at its Kettering processing centre in the Midlands, the Fibersort™ technology – developed by Valvan – will identify and classify non-wearable textile items into grades.
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