Sustainable business model for managing used textiles - An analysis of public and private sector at municipal level

Reference number 2018-04709
Coordinator Emmaus Stockholm
Funding from Vinnova SEK 722 000
Project duration December 2018 - March 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Circular and biobased economy
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project is to create conditions for both public and private sector at the municipal level to cooperate in a manner that favors sustainable management of used textiles. The goal is to find a business model that contributes to a transition into circular economy. This model creates incentives for municipalities to contribute to a more sustainable development in the field of textiles. Taking better care of the textiles that already have been produced is the most effective environmental measure.

Expected results and effects

The textile industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. We aim to increase the cooperation and interaction between the public and private sector at the municipal level in a manner that favors sustainable management of used textiles. We expect an increased awareness about the negative impacts that textile manufacturing has on the environment, and to increase the incentives for municipalities to invest in a transition to a circular economy. The residents of the municipalities gain a greater understanding of the importance of managing their textiles responsibly.

Planned approach and implementation

The municipalities existing textile management models are identified and analyzed. The project look into the factors that interact to create a sustainable model that facilitates a transition to a circular model of textile management. How can municipals business models be improved with the goal of being applyed in all Sweden´s municipalities? A part of the project is also devoted to raise the awareness and knowledge among the municipalities and residents.

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Emmaus Stockholm är projektets koordinator.

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