December 6, 2023

Source Fashion Displaying Breakthrough Recycling Technology

Source Fashion, which will be organised from July 16-18, 2023 and is Europe’s newest responsible sourcing show, will show the first UK presentation of a world-first breakthrough in polyester textile recycling.

The event will see the first commercial scale launch of Project Re:claim, which is a post-consumer polyester recycling plant.

Project Re:claim is a joint venture between corporate wear specialists Project Plan B and Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL), the trading arm of the charity.

Visitors to Source Fashion will be able to discover how polyester textiles have been successfully recycled back into raw material, during a live seminar on the new technology on July 17 at 12 PM.

Project Plan B developed the exclusive polyester recycling system which is based on plastic bottle recycling.

The Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) will install the machine at their Processing Centre based in Kettering in September, which already sorts and processes around 65,000 tons of donated textiles every year.

The technology creates polyester pellets, which will be used to produce yarn and the new plant will recycle around 2,500 tons in its first year, rising to 5,000 tons in the second year.

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