Whether you are an SME or a large company, transforming your business from linear to circular does not come overnight. Once you’ve defined your circular vision, where do you start? Where are the quick wins and what are the main challenges to overcome?
For this 15th episode, we welcome Pieter Vanoosthuyse, business development manager for recycled polypropylene at Beaulieu International Group.
Conventional mattresses are the cause of a huge waste stream. Approximately 1.1 million mattresses end up in landfills every year in Belgium alone. To encourage producers to think about the sustainable and circular design of their mattresses, an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for mattresses has been in place in Belgium since January 2021.
This is a question that Revor was already working on well before the introduction of the EPR, and to which they came up with the answer in 2019 with the Circular Mattress.
For this Ellie.Talks episode, we invited Philippe Colignon, from Centexbel, to talk about Retex, an ambitious partnership for circular economy in the textiles industry in the EU region. The aim of RETEX was to Rethink, Redesign, Reuse, and Reduce textile waste and Stimulate Innovation.
During this interactive session, Gerwin Homölle, from ALTEX Textil-Recycling, and Julie Lietaer, from AriadneInnovation, discuss how to turn old clothes into new textile products via mechanical recycling.