Event in Cairo to launch two UNIDO pilot projects for circular textile production

Published on Thursday 12 May 2022· INDUSTRY AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will, on the 26th of May, 2022, launch two pilot projects on circular textile production in Egypt. Starting at 9:00 am (Cairo time), the launching event will take place in the Diamond Ballroom, Steigenberger El Tahrir, Cairo, where UNIDO and international experts from the SwitchMed/MED TEST III project will present details on two circular textile pilot projects.

Under the European Union funded SwitchMed/MED TEST III project, undertaken in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Industrial Modernization Center, Egypt Textiles and Home Textiles Export Council, and Apparel Export Council of Egypt, UNIDO is currently exploring the potential for developing a value chain that can better valorize fibers from pre-consumer and post-industrial textile waste in Egypt.

A recently conducted mapping study on the textile waste value chain in Egypt reveals that Egypt’s textile and clothing industry generates over 212,000 tons of pre-consumer textile waste per year and that there is a significant potential for high-end value recycling.

Together with national project stakeholders, UNIDO has identified two pilot projects that will demonstrate how to modernize the recycling capacity in Egypt and stimulate the creation of quality textile waste collection in Egypt.

The launching event will be in English and Arabic (simultaneous interpretation), and participants from the textile and clothing industry will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with international experts on the topic of industrial textile waste valorization and to apply for technical support from the project.

Registrations to the event can be done here (video link).

For more information, please contact Mr. Ayman Elzahaby, UNIDO National Coordinator of the SwitchMed/MED TEST III project in Egypt.

Download the preliminary event agenda here.

Press release in Arabic click here.