Recycling textile waste: ‘A solution exists, we can’t go backwards’


A world-first commercial plant designed to turn fabric into raw materials will also address the vast amounts of fast fashion heading for landfill

An Australian startup working on a process to recycle textiles by turning worn-out fabric into raw materials says it has funding to build a world-first commercial-scale plant in Queensland.

The federal government held a first national roundtable on textile waste on Wednesday – recognition of a piling-up problem that results in Australians discarding an estimated 780,000 tonnes of textile waste each year, according to a 2020 national waste report.

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