In the Benelux, 285 million kilos of end-of-life textiles are currently disappearing annually on landfills or in incinerators. In the current linear economy, products are bought, used and discarded, practically unacceptable in this time. In the circular approach, we reuse the textile fibres for new, high-quality garments or products. This is also called upcycling.
Sustainable disassembly of clothing
For the production of wool, cotton, acrylic and nylon fabrics, 100 million tonnes of new textile fibres are used every year. By using the Wear2® RETURN SYSTEM from WEAR2GO, the demand for newly manufactured (virgin) fibres is reduced. Our award-winning Wear2® Ecostitching Technology enables fast disassembly of garments and makes upcycling affordable.
How much CO2 can we save together?
After oil and gas industry, clothing and textile is currently the industry in which the largest CO2savings can be achieved. By taking action now, together we can take major steps towards a circular world. In the Benelux alone we can save 685 million kilos of CO2 with the application of WEAR2GO technologies. This is equivalent to CO2 emissions when covering as many as 5,167 million car kilometres.
Upcycling and production costs
Environmental laws and regulations are being tightened and as a result, activities that pollute the environment will become increasingly expensive (for instance, the disposal of end-of-life products). In combination with the emergence of cost-effective technologies such as Wear2® Ecostitching Technology, end-of-life textile upcycling will also become more valuable. In time it will even generate money. If a financial benefit can be realized as well, it will make the final choice for clothing producers and brands easier and logical.