Findings of a mapping study on the textile waste value chain (post-industrial and pre-consumer) in Tunisia and Morocco will be presented online on Tuesday 15th (Morocco) and 16th (Tunisia) June at 16:00 CET by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). As part of the EU-funded SwitchMed/MED TEST III project, this study contributes with a quantitative estimate of the textile waste generated in Morocco and Tunisia by fiber, quality, and region. This information could be helpful to recognize the potential economic and environmental impacts of the recycling value chain development.
Launched UNIDO and accomplished by Blumine and Reverse Resources, this study involves 100 companies (54 in Tunisia, 46 in Morocco) operating in the textile and apparel sector, textile waste management (collectors and traders) and recyclers (textile waste valorization). Despite surveying challenges related to the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the study can generate an estimate for each country’s sub-sector waste rate.
The study applies a waste hierarchy model for waste already generated and has divided the textile waste into reusable waste (deadstock/overproduction) and recyclable waste to estimate the national volumes of textile waste according to a waste category. The outcomes of this study will help to better understand the requirements needed to lay down the foundation for a local recycling value chain in Morocco and Tunisia.
The textile waste value chain mapping was realized with the support of FTTH (Fédération Tunisienne du Textile et de l’Habillement) in Tunisia and AMITH (Association Marocaine des Industries du Textile et de l’Habillement).
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