Environmental Sustainability through Textile Recycling
Institute of Sustainable and Appropriate Technology, Aurangabad, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Chavan RB
Institute of Sustainable and Appropriate Technology
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 19, 2014; Accepted Date: May 22, 2014; Published Date: May 26, 2014
Citation: Chavan RB (2014) Environmental Sustainability through Textile Recycling. J Textile Sci Eng S2:007. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.S2-007
Copyright: © 2014 Chavan RB. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The paper examines the process of achieving environmental sustainability through recycling of textile wastes. The recycling of textile waste can serve as a means of providing solutions to many economic, environmental and social issues. Though textile recycling has old history; in recent years it has assumed prime importance due to Fast Fashion culture in western world which has resulted in over consumption of textiles and corresponding waste generation. Today waste recycling has become a multibillion industry. Innovations are being made in terms of development of sorting machines, design inputs, innovative high value products to make recycling a profitable proposition. The paper also highlights in brief the efforts being made by various agencies and stake holders to achieve the aim of present 15% textile waste diversion rate to 75% diversion.