Recent trends in Green and Sustainable Chemistry : Rethinking textile waste in a circular economy

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Journal / PublicationCurrent Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Volume20
Online published8 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Abstract

This review presents recent trends in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, and their applicability for textile waste valorization. It also provides a comprehensive global perspective of the linear textile economy and investigates its possible transformation into a new circular textiles economy. Furthermore, bioconversions in a textile waste biorefinery to produce glucose syrup and polyester as examples of high value-added products are presented to showcase the realisation of circular textiles ambitions.