Designing industrial symbiosis in the circular economy
On 7 and 8 December 2017, we organised our first Resyntex Value Chain Workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the prospects for textile fibre reuse in a circular economy.
Designed and facilitated by Prospex-Institute, the two-day workshop gathered key industry stakeholders to assess the viability of industrial symbiosis approaches such as the one developed by the Resyntex team, where outputs from the textile industry become marketable secondary resources for the chemical industry. With a focus on market demand, technological performance, resource availability and policy incentives, we gathered vital inputs from experts and practitioners, enriching the further development of the Resyntex project. The next value-chain workshop will take place in Lyon on the 22nd and 23rd March 2018 and will focus on polyamide and polyester fibres.