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Wednesday 7th June 2017 until Thursday 8th June 2017

The 6th International Fibre Recycling Symposium

The Fibre Recycling Symposium has been running since 2007 under the joint chairmanship of University of Bolton (UK), Georgia Tech (USA) and Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan). However, in 2017 to make the event even more inclusive, the Textile Institute and Manchester Metropolitan University have joined the team to bring together an even broader spectrum of research and industrialists in the recycling arena. The extended platform will be used to disseminate and show case latest innovations in research and their practical implementation within industry.

Over 250 million tonnes of controlled waste is generated in UK every year. About 10% or 25 million tonnes of this waste are in plastic and/or fibrous form which is mostly destined for landfills. Much of this potentially “valuable” waste could be reused or reprocessed and fed back into production and re-fabrication if appropriate means of recycling, reprocessing and regenerations are in place. Although UK has recently been more active in recycling initiatives, much more needs to be done if pressing environmental issues regarding waste are to be taken seriously and responsibly.

The objective of this international Symposium is to build on the last five symposiums by providing a dynamic forum for exchange of ideas, exploring latest research findings and to generate international cooperation and dialogue in fibre recycling area and more importantly engage industry in taking a lead in exploiting emerging technologies.

Topics of Focus
•Natural and synthetic fibre recycling
•Carpet recycling
•Reuse of fibrous waste in new applications
•Clean processing techniques and machineries
•Environmental impacts and possible solutions
•Role of design and fashion in recycling
•Pre-and-post consumer waste processing
•Consumer behaviour affecting discarded textiles
•Circular economy case studies
•Future trends and innovations

Who Should Attend?
This is an opportunity for academics, manufacturers and industrialists who are aware of the menace of waste and appreciate the consequences of inaction on the quality of life we all cherish. The opportunity of exchanging ideas and introducing novel and innovative technologies is also expected to be beneficial to all who are decision makers, environmentalists and those who produce the waste in the first place and/or those who are responsible for its collection. All in all, the event will pave the way for interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation at national and international levels.

Support and Sponsorship
Support and sponsorship from industry, county councils and municipalities are encouraged and welcomed by the organising team and special packages are earmarked for those who take advantage of this opportunity. For further details please click here

Call for Papers
The call for papers is open and closing deadline is 24 March 2017.

Registration fees for all attendees are shown below:

Delegate Full Symposium | £300 | Closing Date 21/05/2017
Speaker-Full Symposium | £250 | Closing Date 21/05/2017
Delegate core session only | £165 | Closing Date 21/05/2017
Day Rate | £160 | Closing Date 21/05/2017
Student/Staff Day Rate | £80 | Closing Date 21/05/2017

Please click here to register online.

For more information, please contact:

Emily Gilhooley


Event Website

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