ReHubs is a joint initiative by EURATEX to upcycle textile waste and circular materials all over Europe. The aim is to create 5 hubs to process textile waste and to become European coordination centers collecting, sorting, processing and recycling industrial, pre- and post-consumer textile wastes.
Textiles and clothing are one of the strategic pillars of the European economy that accounts for around 140 000 companies and employs more than 1 million people across the region. To remain competitive, the industry needs to undergo a profound transformation towards circularity and sustainability.
As announced by the European Commission, by the end of 2024, Europe will face new regulations, such as the obligation to separate the collection of textile waste. For now, there are no large-scale plans across Europe to repurpose the current amounts of textile waste.
Recover’s role in ReHubs
As part of Business Council, Recover™ was one of the founding companies of the ReHubs initiative. In this role, Recover™ provided information for the Techno Economic Study and was a driving force for the launch of the first ReHubs projects. Recover™ continues to be a part of the initiative and actively contributes to ReHubs projects.