ENTeR focuses on waste reduction to prevent depletion of non-renewable resources in the textile industry. It will strengthen the innovation capacity of textile companies in central Europe, improve sustainable links among industrial textile areas and foster closer cooperation on waste management and circular economy. The project partners are located in five central European countries with a relevant presence of the textile industry and with a national textile platform each. The project aims to accelerate cooperation between the involved textile territories, promoting a joint offer of innovative services by the main local research centres and business associations (‘Virtual Centre’).
It will also involve public stakeholders in defining a strategic agenda and related action plan to drive circular economy considerations and actions. The approach of the project is oriented to the management and optimisation of waste, in a life cycle design (or eco design) perspective. The aim is to demonstrate the benefit of an operational collaborative model amongst research and business partners, based on an online tool and shared skills focused on waste eco design and resource efficiency.
ENTeR considered the environmental consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The dramatic increase in the need for single-use masks by the population is producing a new waste stream for which we do not know the recycling potential. The partners saw the opportunity to apply the already tested approach to textile waste coming from these medical materials. With a new pilot, we are analysing sorting methods, dismantling procedures, cleaning treatments, and potential recycling processes to minimise the loss of non- renewable resources.This activity will lead to draft Guidelines for the whole sector, stakeholders and policy makers in Central Europe and beyond.
Thanks to the results obtained with the ENTeR project Centrocot and the Unione degli Industriali della Provincia di Varese organize during the next month of May 4 free thematic webinars on "RECYCLING OF TEXTILE MATERIALS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY" . The courses will be held in e.learning mode and in Italian language.
Thanks to the Life M3P project, co-funded by the European Commission through the Life Programme 2014 - 2020, we have been able to create an online platform to which companies and individuals can access for free and make their industrial waste and technologies available, to foster the development of a circular economy based on industrial symbiosis. Signing up is easy, follow the tutorial! https://lnkd.in/eSXsgsd
Life M3P Platform is now published in the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform good practice database.
You can consult our good practice online and contact us through the Policy Learning Platform for further details and exchange of experiences: https://www.interregeurope.eu/policylearning/good-practices/item/2296/life-m3p-platform-material-match-making-platform/
The Strategic Agenda, made it possible to identify five lines of action that will be developed in the subsequent phases of the project, specifically in the working groups that will constitute a Centre for Exchange and Collaboration called "Virtual Center".
It is the topic discussed with ERGO Sant'Anna in Centrocot. Through a Check-Up Tool application developed by ERGO Sant'Anna it was possible to measure the level of "circularity" of the production processes of 5 textile companies in the province of Varese. The Tool analyzes strengths and weaknesses emerging from the measurement and seize the opportunities for improvement of the internal circular economy practices.
The meeting "Knowledge Exchange & Transformation training" of the interreg project CIRCE 2020 was held on November 22 in Bassano del Grappa. Centrocot participated as leader partner of the ENTeR project, bringing the experience of the M3P platform to stimulate the Circular Economy and industrial symbiosis.
An important new chapter of cooperation for the project officially opened, defining the Strategic Agenda on Textile Waste Management and Recycling: a common vision for the partners, objectives and priorities in a perspective of improving the management of textile waste in the medium-long term.
Project ENTeR has 10 partners from 5 central European countries
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