SwitchMed: two demonstration pilots for valorizing textile waste to be presented at MAROC IN MODE

March 10, 2022
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As part of the EU-funded SwitchMed/MED TEST III project, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) currently demonstrates the potential for valorizing textile fibres from pre-consumer textile waste in Morocco. Together with the Ministry of Industry, and the Ministry of Environment, UNIDO is exploring ways on how to build capacities in Morocco to valorize pre-consumer textile waste.

On the 30 March, at the inauguration of “Maroc in Mode”, UNIDO will present details on this project to the Ministry of Industry, the President of the Moroccan Association of Textile and Clothing Industries (AMITH), the President of the Investment and Export Agency (AMDIE) and the President of the Confederation of enterprises of Morocco (CGEM).

Following the presentation, UNIDO will hold a seminar on the 31 of March on “Business opportunities for the circular textile sectors in Morocco”. The seminar is open to businesses from Morroco’s textile and clothing industry and will also present two pilot projects that, until 2023, will demonstrate the business case for local manufacturing of quality yarns with recycled content and the investment opportunities in textile waste recycling technology to produce fibres for non-woven applications.

“Reusing textile waste is a strategy that makes a lot of business sense. Prioritizing a recycling strategy could help businesses secure their resource supply, improve their strategic position in the global supply chain, and retain the value of a resource in Morocco,” says Roberta De Palma, Chief Technical Advisor at UNIDO.

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