Over 5 tons of used textiles are incinerated every day in Sweden.
We believe it can be put to better use.
Textiles are almost 100% recyclable. Making textile waste extremely useful, as it can be repaired, refurbished or even remanufactured.
The first step is breaking it down.
There are different recycling techniques, but they all have the first step in common. The textiles is cut into smaller pieces allowing it to become new material for new products.
Unfortunately, this isn’t being done in Sweden.
We could be doing a better job at reducing textile waste. Even though there are many uses for this recycled material, we still treat textile waste like this in Sweden:
40%
is lost or kept in storages
20%
is recycled
40%
is incinerated
15kg
of clothes are bought per person each year.
only 3kg
are recycled.
Other European countries recycle
up to 75%
of their textile waste.
only 20%
is recycled in Sweden.
So why not give a second life to your old clothes?
They can still do a lot. Reusing and prolonging their life-cycle can reduce the waste, and also global warming.
New products can be created.
Everything from creating a new pair of pants from old ones, to fibers that fill out your sofa’s cushions.
At Loop Koop we recycle textile.
By creating new products from old materials, we want to make Sweden a front runner in textile recycling.
We believe it can be put to better use.
Textiles are almost 100% recyclable. Making textile waste extremely useful, as it can be repaired, refurbished or even remanufactured.
The first step is breaking it down.
There are different recycling techniques, but they all have the first step in common. The textiles is cut into smaller pieces allowing it to become new material for new products.
Unfortunately, this isn’t being done in Sweden.
We could be doing a better job at reducing textile waste. Even though there are many uses for this recycled material, we still treat textile waste like this in Sweden:
40%
is lost or kept in storages
20%
is recycled
40%
is incinerated
15kg
of clothes are bought per person each year.
only 3kg
are recycled
Other European countries recycle
up to 75%
of their textile waste.
only 20%
is recycled in Sweden.
So why not give a second life to your old clothes?
They can still do a lot. Reusing and prolonging its life-cycle can reduce the waste, and also global warming.
New products can be created.
Everything from creating a new pair of pants from old ones, to fibers that fill out your sofa’s cushions.
At Loop Koop we recycle textile.
By creating new products from old materials, we want to make Sweden a front runner in textile recycling.