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Textile waste mapping in Egypt

After more than a year of hard work and research, Reverse Resources is proud to share the final textile waste mapping report for Egypt. This report was developed and compiled in partnership with our colleagues at Blumine, under the UNIDO SwitchMed program. The report is a significant step towards establishing an effective circular economy system in Egypt textile industries. Many thanks to all the valuable stakeholders who contributed to this unprecedented effort for a more circular and sustainable fashion industry.
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Conveners of the textile industry jointly support a digital platform to enhance the scaleup of a circular economy

Industry organisations, working on related circularity projects, are aligning efforts to create the infrastructure to enable the recycling of post-consumer textile waste. Through their own projects and together through pre-competitive industry-wide collaboration, Accelerating Circularity, Fashion for Good, Global Fashion Agenda’s Circular Fashion Partnership, Reverse Resources, SMART, and WRAP are supporting the scaling of digital solutions to create the infrastructure for textile recycling. Reverse Resources is launching one such platform for collectors, sorters, and pre-processors - its goal is to facilitate textile-to-textile recycling.
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GRS / RCS certificates could support transition to circular fashion through digitisation and extending the trace of waste 

The RCS and GRS certificates have played an important role for the fashion industry to distinguish recycled materials from virgin ones and communicate this easily to consumers. However the scope of the GRS/RCS has so far, due to the current status quo, been more aligned with the linear supply chains, and thus not providing enough support for the industry to unlock the circular supply chains as efficiently as it could.  
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McKinsey confirms: fashion can become 80% circular through pre-competitive collaboration to scale textile recycling

The new Scaling Circularity report by McKinsey & Company demonstrates the potential for pre-competitive collaboration to scale textile recycling technologies

The textile recycling opportunity offers the potential to drive up to 80% circularity in the fashion value chain, whilst also creating jobs and value for investors

Scaling textile recycling could build a 10 – 20 bn USD market.

All major recycling technologies found to have better environmental impact across several indicators

The Circular Fashion Partnership programme in Bangladesh has demonstrated how industry actors can work together to overcome barriers to scaling nascent recycling markets

- The report is co-authored by Reverse Resources, building its arguments heavily on the research and insight developed by us over the past 7 years, and verifying many of our findings.

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