Economic impact of textile recycling

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dc.contributor.author Hawley, Jana M.
dc.contributor.editor Ulasewicz, Connie
dc.contributor.editor Hethorn, Janet
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-23T21:22:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-23T21:22:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-23T21:22:07Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1228
dc.description.abstract This chapter focuses on the economic impact of textile recycling including the overconsumption and resulting recycling processes that occur globally. A micro-macro systems model, including the myriad constituents of the industry, is presented that depicts the global textiles recycling processes, particularly as it pertains to apparel waste rather than manufacturing waste. As environmental concerns continue to rise, consumers must shift their attitude toward the use of recycled goods in the marketplace. Citizens should lobby their municipalities to add textiles to their recycling options. When we consider the complexity of the textile recycling system and the importance of cooperation among the players, we then understand both the environmental and economic importance of textile recycling. To recycle successfully, everyone must embrace the system and not just make an occasional charitable donation. Meanwhile, arbiters must continue to develop new value-added markets and market the after-use possibilities so that the system functions at full capacity and with commitment from all. Finally, alternative options for recycling and future trends are presented. en
dc.publisher Fairchild Books en
dc.relation.uri http://www.fairchildbooks.com/book.cms?bookId=222 en
dc.subject Textile recycling en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.subject Environment en
dc.subject Sustainability en
dc.subject Apparel en
dc.title Economic impact of textile recycling en
dc.type Book chapter (author version) en
dc.date.published 2008 en
dc.citation.epage 232 en
dc.citation.isbn 978-1-56367-534-8 en
dc.citation.spage 207 en
dc.citation.btitle Sustainable fashion: Why now? A conversation exploring issues, practices, and possibilities en
dc.contributor.authoreid hawleyj en

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