In order to meet these challenges, various stakeholders have begun to deal with the concept of the circular economy. This is guided by the idea of maintaining the value of textiles for as long as possible. Waste and resource consumption should be kept to a minimum and all resources returned to the economic cycle. A circular textile economy respects the planetary borders and protects the natural resources sustainably.
The Study Circular Economy in the Textile Sectoroutlines the conceptual implications for a circular textile sector, presents the status quo of implementing a circular textile industry at the EU level, assesses innovative recycling technologies and discusses challenges and potential solutions for the transformation to a circular textile sector.