define flows + infrastructure
Clarity on secondary materials flows and the handling infrastructure is a critical unlock for the future of our industry.
Defining materials flows and infrastructure highlights existing markets for reuse and recycling that can support or hinder a circular system. It also uncovers crucial details such as strengths and weaknesses, key players, capacities, capabilities, bottle necks, and missing parts. This is especially important when aiming to collect and recycle more post-consumer textiles.
The updated European Waste Directive requires the separate collection of textile waste by 2025. In many EU member states, this means they will have to double or triple their current post-consumer textile collection rates. Defining the current flows and infrastructure is necessary to prepare the system for the significant influx of materials in the coming years and avoid collapsing the second hand industry.
What we do:
REvolve has an ever-growing database of production facilities, post-consumer textile collectors, sorters / graders, feedstock pre-processors, recyclers, and other strategic players in for circular textiles. We use this alongside textile resource maps and additional research to identify materials, geographies, partners, and other stakeholders that can align within a circular system.