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2022-08-26
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What about 26million tons of old clothes "garbage" discarded every year

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core tip: compared with China's annual textile fiber processing volume of more than 50million tons and the clothing market of more than trillion yuan, used clothes seem to be mentioned less. However, it is believed that there will be a great development in cobalt recycling. Clothes hidden in the corner of the wardrobe reflect the embarrassing current situation -

[Chinese packaging determines the sealing performance of the samples; by vacuuming the vacuum chamber] the bottom of the pressing box takes up too much space, and it is a waste to discard it directly. How to deal with old clothes is a problem that almost every family will face. Data show that about 26million tons of old clothes are thrown into the garbage can every year in China

the recycling of used clothes is necessary for people's livelihood and environmental protection, and there is a huge market space. According to the survey of China Circular Economy Association, the recycling rate of used clothes is less than 1%. So, where is the difficulty of recycling old clothes and how to crack it

why is it difficult to recycle used clothes?

compared with China's annual textile fiber processing volume of more than 50million tons and the clothing market of more than trillion yuan, used clothes seem to be less mentioned. However, this piece of clothing hidden in the corner of the wardrobe reflects the embarrassing current situation -

according to the data of China Circular Economy Association, about 26million tons of old clothes are thrown into the garbage can every year in China. If these old clothes are burned, it will cause serious waste and pollution; Landfill will affect the soil

the return of old clothes is inevitable. Although many communities have recycling bins, and many families have begun to try accordingly, the recycling rate is less than 1%. Among them, there are very few textiles that can be recycled, which is difficult to achieve recycling fundamentally

why is it so difficult to recycle old clothes

the first is the cost. Jiang Shicheng, an academician of the Chinese Academy of engineering, said that there are usually four ways to recycle old clothes: mechanical, physical, chemical and thermal. It is ideal to chemically reduce to molecular level and then regenerate fibers. However, the production cost of this method is high, and large-scale production is still limited

followed by ideas. Many people tend to donate used clothes. Even recycling is mostly public welfare, which is difficult to accept commercial purposes. Compared with the recycling process, fewer people accept recycled fiber products

sunhuaibin, vice president of China Textile Industry Federation, said that recycled fiber products are commonly used in some European and American countries, including Zara, gap and other brands with corresponding product series. Even if the price is slightly higher, it also has many fans. In China, there is still a lack of understanding of recycled fiber products. Many people believe that the textiles made from this are not clean and uneasy. In addition, a wide range of experimental accessories are equipped

"influenced by the concept, these international brands rarely launch recycled fiber series in domestic stores." An insider said

the most important thing is the business model. "All links need the investment of commercial forces. Compared with donation, the recycling of used clothes depends on a more complete system." A used clothes recycling practitioner said that at present, the industrial chain is long, the link cost is high, it is difficult for enterprises to make profits, and it is difficult to open the market

"in particular, the back-end business links are not in place, resulting in imports but not exports, and the industrial cycle cannot rise." Sun Huaibin said, "recycled paper has been accepted and popularized for decades. In contrast, the recycling of old clothes is a long way off."

100 billion market to be developed

on the one hand, there is an embarrassing situation, and on the other hand, there is the general trend of low-carbon environmental protection and a huge potential market. It is difficult to promote the recycling of old clothes, but innovation is active and attractive

corresponding attempts are beginning. One key selection, door-to-door pick-up, in Alibaba idle trading platform idle fish, clothing through sorting, from the surface, transportation, crushing, cotton opening and other links, began a new journey

Xianyu data shows that about 24million pieces of used clothes have been recycled since the corresponding business was launched in March last year. In the past graduation season, about 380000 pieces of clothing from nearly 400 colleges and universities were recycled through idle fish and transformed into automobile sound insulation cotton, greenhouse insulation cotton and recycled fabric

Cao Cao travel and the old clothes environmental protection public welfare platform jointly launched the "old clothes recycling plan". Build a recycling transportation network by sharing trips and other ways, and dynamically track the recycling process

"the large-scale user base determines that the platform can do large-scale public welfare and business exploration." Zhu Xingxiang, President of China Circular Economy Association, believes that information technology can improve the efficiency of resource utilization, solve management problems such as whole process traceability, and explore modes such as sharing and co creation, so that more people can participate. "Interconnection +" provides a new idea for promoting the utilization of idle social resources

from making clothes to recycling clothes, some textile and garment enterprises are also giving full play to the advantages of the industrial chain to promote the recycling of used clothes

"waste underwear is composed of 17 parts, including hooks, rings and steel rings, which belong to recyclable waste, shoulder straps, braces, etc., which belong to dry waste..." underwear brand admiration issued recycling and environmental protection actions in the official mall, popularized the classification of waste clothing waste, and jointly launched underwear recycling actions across the country through recycling rebates, etc. in conjunction with logistics, decomposition and other manufacturers

degradation treatment, fabric development, printing and dyeing, textile, logistics and storage... Around the industrial chain, a series of technological and model innovations are also being carried out

"the recycling and reuse of waste textiles is not only an environmental protection project, but also a new economy and new driving force, which will give birth to a 100 billion yuan industry." Jiang Shicheng said

strengthening management in addition to the "blind spot"

old clothes recycling is a good thing for people's livelihood and a cutting-edge industry. To promote it healthily and continuously, we still need to improve policies, encourage innovation and standardize management

first of all, it is necessary to clarify the corresponding subjects and standards, such as who will collect it and how to collect it. The survey found that at present, the recycling of used clothes has just started. Except for the participation of some big brands and platforms, most of them are entrepreneurial enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises. The division of labor, cooperation and coordination of the industrial chain still need to be standardized and clear

for example, many communities have set up recycling bins, but it is still unclear how to manage and track them later

"whether the recycle bin can be placed, where it can be placed, who will take care of it after it is placed, and who to go to when there is a problem, all need to be further clarified." Xu Yan, a resident of Chaoyang District in Beijing, hopes to clarify the regulatory authorities and management standards as soon as possible, set qualifications and thresholds, achieve true recycling, and avoid some illegal vendors from reselling for profit

secondly, we should manage and support industrial development and better encourage innovation

at present, the main way of recycling used clothes is to turn to the secondary utilization of recycled fibers. However, the corresponding industrial preferential policies for renewable resources have not yet covered the field of waste textiles. Although some enterprises have made breakthroughs in research and development, they lack enthusiasm for production due to high costs and low market recognition of finished products

experts suggest that relevant standards should be formulated as soon as possible to ensure the orderly recycling of old clothes; Give preferential policies in finance and taxation to encourage enterprises and platform innovation; Encourage scientific research on recycling; Strengthen internal and external supervision and eliminate industrial chaos

in addition, many people suggested that a "clear account" should be established for the flow of recycled old clothes, so as to be well documented, eliminate the doubts of the masses, and promote the concept of low-carbon life and scientific environmental protection in the whole society

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