Textiles is a critical and polluting industry since the Industrial Revolution – each year, 14,000 tonnes of textiles are thrown away in Amsterdam only. The Amsterdam Pilot will increase the recycling percentage of home textiles, through redesigning diverse methods for collection with citizens, while providing feedstock for the recycling industries.
The Amsterdam Pilot focuses on the increase of the clothes, home and leisure (hotel linen) textiles collection at a city level by engaging citizens in a series of hands-on educational experiences, lectures and expert talks which provide iterative learning entry points.
The Amsterdam Pilot aims to create an exchange system platform. This platform will track and trace materials, valorise the achievement of circular flow and cycles, and incentivise business opportunities through promoting and mapping businesses involved in material recycling.
Textile Life(cycling) aims to transform the textile stream from linear to circular in the Amsterdam region. The pilot will focus on recirculating collected textiles, provide feedstock for the recycling industry and create business opportunities through supplying other stakeholders.
This Pilot is coordinated by WAAG society, if you want to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org