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Nonprofit releases recycling directory


A free directory of textile-to-textile recycling resources has been released by Accelerating Circularity.

Accelerating Circularity is a nonprofit focused on scaling textile-to-textile recycling,scalability, viability, and transparency. The aim of creating a comprehensive directory of international recyclers is to spur connections across the value chain.

The Accelerating Circularity Recycler List includes commercial technologies for chemical and mechanical recycling of polyester and cellulosics. The catalog details the different aspects of each recycler, such as location, feedstock fiber type, restrictions, etc. The information can be organized and filtered by users in the Airtable platform to pinpoint specific capabilities.The directory is launched with 143 company listings in 27 countries, including the US. The directory will be regularly updated.

Accelerating Circularity is a nonprofit that creates new supply chains and business models to turn textile waste into mainstream raw materials. It is a collaborative effort to accelerate the textile industry's move from linear to circular.Accelerating Circularity’s mission is to establish systems that will use the embedded value and resources in existing textiles for new products. It does research on existing systems for textile feedstock generation, collection, sorting, preprocessing, recycling, apparel and product development and brands and retailer businesses, maps existing systems and identifies gaps.


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