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Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013

Closed loop textile recycling questioned

Written by John Mowbray

Recycled clothingESTONIA – Swiss company I:Co, which provides a ‘closed-loop’ textile recycling infrastructure for the likes of Puma, H&M, Esprit, C&A and Jack & Jones in around 48 different countries says it is now sorting over 400 tons of unwanted clothes daily in its German facility. However, at a recent meeting in Estonia, Paul Doertenbach of I:Collect AG was challenged over whether the I:Co system is just plain recycling – as opposed to upcycling used clothing.  Tone Tobiasson from NICE reports.


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