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TU-103: LCM and Circular Economy Challenges for the textile sector
Tuesday, 05/Sep/2017:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Keith James, WRAP, United Kingdom
Session Chair: Julian Lings, The North Face, Switzerland
Location: Salle E
European Convention Center - First Floor - "Salle E"

Session Abstract

The objective of the session is to explore the barriers and opportunities to developing a circular model for the textiles sector.  This will cover the magnitude of the challenge, reducing the environmental impact of conventional materials, the challenge of toxicity across the life cycle of clothing, selecting different strategies to deliver systemic changes and the role of the customer in this.

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10:30am - 10:45am

Introduction of session by chairs

James Keith1, Julian Lings2

1WRAP UK, United Kingdom; 2The North Face CH, Switzerland

10:45am - 11:00am

Calculating the toxicity footprint of Swedish clothing consumption

Sandra Roos1, Rickard Arvidsson2, Christina Jönsson1

1Swerea IVF, Sweden; 2Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

11:00am - 11:15am

Environmental analysis of the best available finishing products to provide water, oil and dirt repellency in the textile sector. A Life Cycle Assessment approach.

Julio Fierro, Cristina Martínez

Centro Tecnológico de Investigación Multisectorial (CETIM), Spain

11:15am - 11:30am

Choosing a rain coating – life cycle assessment to guide substitution of hazardous durable water repellent chemistry

Hanna Holmquist1, Sandra Roos1,2, Christina Jönsson2, Greg Peters1


11:30am - 11:45am

Recycling textile waste into secondary material: Experience from the innovative RESYNTEX project using circular economy concepts

Violaine Magaud1, Arnaud Dauriat1, Pailak Mzikian2, Vittoria Troppenz2, Sarra Harbi1

1Quantis; 2SOEX Textil-Vermarktungsgesellschaft


Flax clothes study: Definition of the use tipping point using LCA

Romain Benkirane1,2, Sébastien Thomassey1,2, Ludovic Koehl1,2, Anne Perwuelz1,2

1ENSAIT, France; 2Université Lille, France

Benkirane-Flax clothes study-591_POSTER.pdf


Life Cycle Assessment of Organic & BCI Cotton: A Comparative Study of Cotton Cultivation Practices in India

Praganesh Shah1, Abhishek Bansal1, Rajesh Singh2

1Arvind Limited; 2thinkstep Sustainability Solutions Pvt. Ltd., India

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