National Energy Globe Award Sweden for the project " SIPTex"

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, this year's winner of the Energy Globe Award in Sweden, has implemented a sustainable and outstanding project in the field of fiber-to-fiber textile recycling.


The project SIPTex is the world's first automated sorting plant for post-consumer textiles on an industrial scale, located in the southern Swedish city of Malmö. SIPTex will establish a link between textile collection and high-quality textile recycling, a link that is currently lacking. The project is led by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and is carried out by a consortium of 20 partners. SIPTex was financed by the swedish innovation agency Vinnova and the plant is owned and run by the waste company Sysav. The motivation for the project was to develop an automated textile sorting process with the aim to generate high quality recycling products, thus matching the market demand for fiber-to-fiber recycling.

A pilot sorting plant is already in operation. Its capacity will be expanded to 24,000 tons annually.

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