Morocco: SwitchMed and UNIDO launch two industry pilots to demonstrate the recycling of pre-consumer textile waste

April 12, 2022
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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has announced two pilot projects demonstrating the potential for recycling textile fibres from pre-consumer textile waste from Morocco’s textile and clothing industry.

On 31 March, the projects were announced during the annual Maroc in Mode event to actors from Morocco’s textile and clothing industry and will be carried out until the end of 2022 as part of the EU-funded SwitchMed/MED TEST III project.

Under the SwitchMed programme, UNIDO, together with the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Environment, international fashion brands, and key partners along the textile and garment supply chain, evaluates the industrial scale of pre-consumer textile waste streams and demonstrates business models on how to valorize pre-consumer and post-industrial textile waste in Morocco better.

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