HKRITA: new direct-to-customer recycling system G2G

HKRITA: new direct-to-customer recycling system G2G

Sustainability plays an essential role in the work and purpose of many companies. The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Hong Kong/China, demonstrates that it is possible to use fewer resources and repurpose old clothes by presenting the recycling model “Looop”.
This is the first retail model of the Garment to Garment Recycling System (G2G) and will be launched in one of the H&M stores in Stockholm/Sweden in October 2020.
G2G is a direct-to-customer recycling system. In the Stockholm G2G system the customers bring their old clothes which will then be broken down into fibers and yarns to become the raw material for new knitted clothes. Customers can watch the entire end to end process in real time in the store. The G2G system allows customers to take charge of the reuse of their own wardrobe. Thus sustainability can be personal.
HKRITA is actively continuing to research various forms of “Garment to Garment” recycling and repurposing. The original G2G project is in its 2nd phase. In this phase the system capacity is improved, the functionality is optimized and the various processes are automated.
The original G2G project was an award-winning project. It is an innovation and technology fund project, also sponsored by Novetex Textiles Ltd., Hong Kong/China and in collaboration with H&M Foundation, Stockholm/Sweden.

 

Source:
dfv media group
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