Every year the European Union’s 28 member States discard over three million tonnes of textile fibres. A serious instance of waste that damages both the environment and the pockets of consumers. To reverse this trend, the EU has launched the “Trash-2-Cash” project. The EU has allocated almost €8 million – out of a total budget that is just short of €9 million – and involved eighteen partners from ten different countries: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey; including professional partners such as researchers, eco-designers, and representatives of companies supplying raw materials and manufactured textile goods. The project aims to steer the textile industry towards the sustainability model provided b...