The European textile and clothing industry is a strategic pillar of the European economy: counting 160.000 companies and employing 1.500.000 people, it has a turnover of €162 billion and exports amount to €61 billion. To remain competitive and an essential ecosystem in Europe, the industry is undergoing a deep transformation towards circularity and sustainability.
By the end of 2024, Europe will face a challenge arising from the EU Waste Framework Directive: the mandatory separate collection of textile waste. As it stands, there is no large scale plan across Europe to reuse and recycle up to 5 Mln. tons of textile waste.
EURATEX has launched the Recycling Hubs (ReHubs) initiative, to upcycle textile waste and scale up industrially the collecting, sorting, processing and recycling of pre-consumer & postconsumer materials across Europe.
Our main goal is to set up an integrated system based on recycling hubs within Europe. To upcycle textile waste & scale up industrially the collecting, sorting, processing and recycling of pre-consumer and postconsumer materials