A way to recycle textile waste

Researchers will develop methods to recycle textile waste through a technique called Recycell. The project is financed by the Research Council Formas.

"There are no effective methods to recycle textile products. This is partly because many textiles consist of different types of fibres, such as cotton and polyester. It also depends on the difficulty of separating and identifying them effectively. By investigating new methods for textile recycling, it may be more profitable to recycle textiles," says Mikael Skrifvars, professor of polymer technology and research leader for the project. Textile material waste can be clothes, sheets,...