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Circular Economy

Results Together with Filippa K’s polyester supplier, the project partners jointly developed a successful proof of concept in 2018 and mechanically turned the worn-out polyester straps into PET pellets. The concept showed substantial recycling potential of the material and the first trial of the recycled raw material has already been used for sample testing for

a product line from Filippa K. In 2019, Axfoundation together with project partners focused on scaling up the initiative by a consortium set up, involving stakeholders from every step in the value chain. Axfoundation also started to build the business case for the collection and handling of the waste materials. The next steps will be decided based on the results.