A joint initiative for industrial upcycling of textile waste streams & circular materials
EURATEX’s ReHubs initiative plans to pursue fiber-to-fiber recycling for 2.5 millions tons of textile waste by 2030.
According ReHubs Techno Economic Master Study (TES), the textile recycling industry could generate in Europe around 15,000 direct new jobs by 2030, and increase need for nearshoring and reshoring of textile manufacturing.
The textile recycling industry in Europe could reach economic, social and environmental benefits for €3.5 billion to €4.5 billion by 2030.
“Transform Waste into Feedstock” has been announced as the first project supported by the ReHubs aiming at building a 50,000 tons capacity facility by 2024.
The initiative is coordinated by EURATEX with a 3 levels structure:
ReHubs Task Force (TF): bringing together national textiles and apparel associations, and focusing on the general strategy of the dossier
Business Council (BC): bringing together companies committed to invest in the ReHubs initiative by financing the Technical Economic Study
Stakeholder Forum (SF): bringing together interested stakeholders wishing to use or contribute to the ReHubs initiative
The ReHubs Stakeholders Forum (SF)
Role, Composition & Organisation
The Stakeholder Forum (SF) provides a platform for potential users and stakeholders to be involved in the ReHubs developments. It enables stakeholders to learn about developments and to identify their role in the ReHubs. It also ensures transparency and creates critical mass for the initiative. The SF will receive regular updates on the initiative; virtual meetings will be organised every 4 months, or more often when required.
Companies, research organisations, authorities and other stakeholders which have an active interest to contribute or benefit from the initiative, are invited to join the SF.
Participation is free of charge.
Interested stakeholders should complete the on-line application form, explaining their organisation/activities and expressing their specific interest in the ReHubs initiative. They should also nominate a single contact person.
Applications can be submitted any time. They will be screened by EURATEX, as the ReHubs coordinator, on their relevance and motivation. EURATEX maintains the right to exclude applications which do not match the required profile.