Yearly, 92 million tonnes of textile waste are produced around the world. Imagine throwing away a garbage truck’s worth of textiles per second. Textile recycling, which refers to the process of collecting pre and post-consumer waste and processing materials for fiber-to-fiber recovery and reprocessing the material into new, useable goods, could be an effective solution.
Potentiality of the Recycling RMG Industry
Bangladesh, with a substantial cotton fiber clothing manufacturing base, could benefit from $1.2 billion in recycled textile and garment products. Currently, only five percent of the 600,000 tonnes of pre-consumer textile waste generated each year is recycled locally. Local producers often import recycled fiber and yarn made from waste and scrap fabrics exported from Bangladesh. If 100% of cotton waste is recycled in Bangladesh, it could save $500 million on cotton imports.
Introducing Dell’Orco & Villani
In Italy, Dell’Orco & Villani’s revolutionary textile recycling machine, developed since 1964, is transforming the textile industry. This state-of-the-art innovation converts textile and garment waste into reusable materials, offering a sustainable solution to address environmental concerns.
An Overview of the Textile Recycling Market
The global textile recycling market is expected to grow from USD 6.5 billion in 2022 to USD 9.9 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 6.2% throughout 2023 and 2030. The EU’s Sustainable and Circular Textiles 2022 initiatives aim to boost textile durability, repairability, reusability, and recyclability, in addition, to combat fast fashion and textile waste while preserving social rights. Fashion brands are on board with this approach, aiming to incorporate recycled or sustainable fibers into RMG production by 2025- 30, with the ultimate goal of using 100% recycled materials.
- Utilizing Dell’Orco’s exclusive wire-based technology, the super opening system ensures superior fiber homogeneity (only Dell’Orco has this technology in the market).
- The production line features advanced safety measures, including fire protection and a metal detector for efficient impurity removal by not having back-processing friction.
- An auto-blending system enhances fiber uniformity to maximize the use of fiber length.
- Increased productivity is facilitated by higher drum diameter.
- Based on the production plan, it is feasible to implement line skipping with D&V
- The system boasts a 15%-20% power consumption reduction compared to alternatives, coupled with cutting-edge dust control technology (User’s feedback).
RH Corporation & SAS Enterprise: Pioneers in Textile Recycling
In Bangladesh, RH Corporation and SAS Enterprise have taken the initiative to represent this ground-breaking machine. By providing technological support, they are actively involved in the textile recycling process to provide waste management solutions, fostering the development of a resilient textile recycling industry under the circular economy.
Engaging with Stakeholders
The journey towards a sustainable textile industry is not a solitary one. It requires the collective effort of diverse stakeholders. From spinners to brands and policymakers, RH Corporation and SAS Enterprise engage with a wide range of stakeholders to promote and implement recycling practices.
R&D Initiatives: Turning Waste into Wealth/Transforming Waste into Usable Fiber
In addition to their recycling efforts, RH Corporation & SAS Enterprise are spearheading R&D initiatives that focus on transforming diversified waste into usable fiber by integrating technological and technical insights with different stakeholders. Their initiatives aim to innovate waste management and enhance sustainable production processes.
The collaboration between RH Corporation & SAS Enterprise and Dell’Orco & Villani signifies a promising step towards a sustainable textile and garment waste management future that not only revolutionizes the textile industry in Bangladesh but also contributes to a global movement towards sustainability.