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Worn Again

Objective

To provide the recycling technology to enable the textile industry to go circular.

Overview

Worn Again has developed a chemical textile-to-textile recycling technology to separate and recapture polyester and cellulose from cotton from end of use textiles to be reintroduced into the supply chain as new, virgin equivalent raw materials. Pre-commercial bench scale – concept in development.

Manufacturing Process

Chemical polyester & cellulose recycling.

Manufacturing Location

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Fiber Production 2016/17 (MT)

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Growth in production (2015/16 - 2016/17)

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Market Share of Total Cotton Grown (2016/17)

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Projected growth in production

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Yield (see accompanying “TE Position” notes)

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Rainfed/ Irrigated

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Water Management

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Soil Fertility

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Biodiversity

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GMOs Permitted?

Potential for GMOs to enter supply chains through feedstock as a result of over 80% conventional cotton being genetically modified.

Use of Hazardous Pesticides

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Use of Synthetic Fertilizer

N/A

LCA available?

No

Water Consumption (m3/ 1000kg fiber*) or best practices used to conserve water

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Primary Energy Demand MJ /1000 kg fiber *

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Global Warming (kg of CO2-eq/ 1000kg fiber*)

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Eutrophication (kg of phosphate-eq/ 1000 kg fiber *)

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Social considerations / regulations

Potential for GMOs to enter supply chains through feedstock as a result of over 80% conventional cotton being genetically modified.

Verification / Certification (farm level)

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Chain of Custody (supply chain)

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Product marketing/labeling

No data

Consumer recognition

Primarily B2B. Works closely with development partners.

Livelihoods

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Product marketing/labeling

Goal to be competitive with virgin.

Quality perception/ implications

Goal to be comparable to virgin specifications.
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