Wastex : a joint venture between Coleo and Picvisa for textile sorting – Innovation in textiles

The accurate and highly automated sorting of waste garments has been identified as a major bottleneck in accelerating the recycling of textiles, with the Euratex-led ReHubs project, for example, calling for the establishment of between 150-250 dedicated new recycling centres to be established in Europe in the next few years – each with annual capacities of between 50-100,000 tons


A joint venture between two Barcelona-based companies, Coleo, a textile manufacturing company specialising in recycled fibres, and Picvisa, a technology firm supplying sorting machines, Wastex has proven know-how throughout the value chain – from collecting and sorting textile waste to creating garments for the most exacting consumers and brands – and focuses on streamlining textile waste sorting for reuse, recycling and upcycling.


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