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Trash-2-Cash: Designed high-value products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven technologies

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Project "Trash-2-Cash" data sheet

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Organization address
city: BORAS
postcode: 501 15

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website
 Total cost 8˙890˙559 €
 EC max contribution 7˙933˙461 € (89%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Materials for creative industries, including heritage)
2. H2020-EU. (Materials for a sustainable, resource-efficient and low-emission industry)
 Code Call H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB SE (BORAS) coordinator 1˙136˙844.00
2    AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR FI (ESPOO) participant 1˙396˙512.00
3    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 810˙750.00
4    Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy FI (Espoo) participant 632˙187.00
5    MATERIAL CONNEXION ITALIA SRL IT (MILANO) participant 564˙298.00
6    FUNDACION CIDETEC ES (SAN SEBASTIAN) participant 551˙250.00
8    RISE IVF AB SE (MOLNDAL) participant 463˙190.00
10    MAIER SCOOP ES (AJANGIZ) participant 439˙864.00
12    SO.F.TER. SPA IT (FORLI) participant 283˙996.00
13    VANBERLO BV NL (EINDHOVEN) participant 107˙837.00
15    REIMA OY FI (VANTAA) participant 58˙908.00
18    SCA OBBOLA AB SE (OBBOLA UMEA) participant 20˙650.00


 Project objective

Within Trash-2-Cash, growing problems with paper fibre waste from the paper industry and textile fibre waste, originating from a continuously increasing textile consumption, will be solved through design-driven innovation. This will be performed by using the wastes to regenerate fibres that will be included into fashion, interior and other products. The cotton production suffers from non-sustainable environmental and socio-economical issues and the polyester fibre manufacture produces waste that to date has no viable deposition. Designers will lead the recycling initiative, defining the material properties, and will feed the material scientists to evaluate newly developed eco-efficient cotton fibre regeneration and polyester recycling techniques. The future exploitation will be ascertained through a two-sided exchange between the designers and the end-product manufacturers, also taking into account the consumer-related product needs, and prototypes will be produced in a realistic test production environment. The objectives are to: • Integrate design, business and technology to a coherent discipline to establish new creative industries • Develop new material and product opportunities via creative design from waste or process by-product • Reduce the utilization of virgin materials; improve material efficiency; decrease landfill volumes and energy consumption • Use design for recycling with the vision of closing the material loop • Create new business opportunities by adding the return loop of the discarded goods to be reused into attractive products • Promote development of the creative sector by providing technological solutions for exploitation of waste streams Europe's creative industry will be strengthened through Trash-2-Cash taking the lead worldwide in the design for recycled materials area. Moreover, Trash-2-Cash will support a better waste utilization and contribute to reduction of landfill area needs.


List of deliverables.
White paper for design-driven methodology - public version Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Collection of Magazine articles, newsletters, video clips Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Second Milestone report Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Handbook on optimised manufacturing protocols for the most promising (at least three) design concepts Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Updated Dissemination Kit: Project Brochure, Multimedia Project Presentation Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Third Milestone report Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Comparison of the cellulose dissolution technologies Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Market analysis including business cases Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Finished Prototype 3 for showcasing at WS11 Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Evaluation and sorting of post-consumer cellulosic textile waste for chemical textile recycling based on degree of polymerization Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Publishable manuscript of LCA results and/or experiences of integrating LCA work for the benefit of design-driven product development Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:16
Best available techniques for large scale operational technology to automatically sort non-traceable recycled textiles Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:16
To provide textile waste and recycled paperboard for the tasks 2-5 Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-09-03 17:10:15
First Milestone report Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:15
Trash-2-Cash project portal, blog and social media channels established Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-03 17:10:15
Final workshop plan set Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:15
Report on availability, price, composition and quality of waste textiles and recycled paperboard Documents, reports 2019-09-03 17:10:15
Dissemination kit - Project Brochure, Multimedia Project Presentation Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-03 17:10:15

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of Trash-2-Cash deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Kirsi Niinimäki, Marjaana Tanttu, Cindy Kohtala
Outside the “Comfort Zone”. Designing the Unknown in a Multidisciplinary Setting
published pages: S4434-S4443, ISSN: 1460-6925, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352940
The Design Journal 20/sup1 2019-09-03
2016 Smirnova, E., Elina Ilén, E., Sixta, H., Hummel, M., Niinimäki, K.
Colours in a Circular Economy’
published pages: 16-19, ISSN: , DOI:
Circular Transitions – Mistra Future Fashion Conference on Textile Design and the Circular Economy. 23–24 November 2019-09-03
2017 Prof Rebecca Earley Dr Rosie Hornbuckle
Postcards from the edge: Trash-2-Cash communication tools used to support inter-disciplinary work towards a design driven material innovation (DDMI) methodology
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Materials, Science and Engineering, IOP Conference Series 254 212002. 2019-09-03
2017 Anna Pellizzari and Emilio Genovesi
Neomateriali nell\'economia circolare (Neomaterials in the Circular Economy)
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Neomateriali nell\'economia circolare 2019-09-03
2019 Simone Haslinger, Sami Hietala, Michael Hummel, Sirkka Liisa Maunu, Herbert Sixta
Solid-state NMR method for the quantification of cellulose and polyester in textile blends
published pages: 11-16, ISSN: 0144-8617, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.11.052
Carbohydrate Polymers 207 2019-09-03
2018 Gustav Sandin, Greg M. Peters
Environmental impact of textile reuse and recycling – A review
published pages: 353-365, ISSN: 0959-6526, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.266
Journal of Cleaner Production 184 2019-09-03
2018 Niinimäki, K
YABBA DABBA DOO: Boosting Multidisciplinary Innovation through Design-driven Approach
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
21st DMI: Academic Design Management Conference 2019-09-03
2017 Rebecca Earley, Rosie Hornbuckle
Face-ing Collaboration: A Meditation on the Faces of Circular Textile Research
published pages: 85-109, ISSN: 2051-1787, DOI: 10.1080/20511787.2018.1478703
Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice 5/2 2019-09-03
2018 Earley & Goldsworthy
Circular Textile Design: Old Myths and New Models
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Designing for the Circular Economy 2019-09-03
2016 Marjaana Tanttu, Dr Cindy Kohtala & Prof. Kirsi Niinimäki
Can Design-Driven Material Innovation also drive circularity?
published pages: 197-207, ISSN: , DOI:
Circular Transitions conference Proceedings 23–24 November 2019-09-03
2018 Rosie Hornbuckle
What Else Do We Know? Exploring Alternative Applications of Design Knowledge and Skills in the Development of Circular Textiles
published pages: 23-41, ISSN: 2051-1787, DOI: 10.1080/20511787.2018.1434745
Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice 6/1 2019-09-03
2019 Määttänen, M., Asikainen, S., Kamppuri, T, Ilen, E., K. Niinimäki, Tanttu, M., Harlin, A.
Colour management in CE; Decolourization of cotton waste.
published pages: , ISSN: 1560-6074, DOI: 10.1108/rjta-10-2018-0058
Research Journal of Textiles and Apparel 2019-09-03
2018 Rosie Hornbuckle
Material Liaisons: Facilitating Communication in Design-Driven Material innovation (DDMI) Projects
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Design Research Society (DRS) Conference 25-jun-18 2019-09-03
2016 Dr Rosie Hornbuckle
What Else do we know? Exploring the application of design knowledge and skills for the circular economy beyond materials selection and design for production.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Circular Transitions conference 2019-09-03
2018 Niinimäki, K
Sustainable Fashion in a Circular Economy
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Sustainable Fashion in a Circular Economy 2019-09-03
2017 Wencke Gwozdz, Kristian Steensen Nielsen and Tina Müller
An Environmental Perspective on Clothing Consumption: Consumer Segments and Their Behavioral Patterns
published pages: 762, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: 10.3390/su9050762
Sustainability 9/5 2019-09-03
2017 Prof Rebecca Earley and Dr Rosie Hornbuckle
A Meditation on the Faces of Circular Textiles Research
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Collaborations in Textile Design Research Conference Proceedings September 2017 2019-09-03
2017 Simone Haslinger, Michael Hummel and Prof Herbert Sixta
Novel recycling process for cotton/polyester blended waste textiles
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) 2019-09-03

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