Textile Wastes: Status and Perspectives

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Ütebay B., Çelik P. , Çay A.

in: Textile Industry and Wastes, Ayşegül Körlü, Editor, IntechOpen, London, pp.1-19, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: IntechOpen
  • City: London
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-19
  • Editors: Ayşegül Körlü, Editor


The world population has grown tremendously in the past few decades, and the same period also witnessed improvements in living standards in general. These two developments have augmented the consumption of textiles, which in turn increased textile production. Global production of all apparel and textile fibers amounted to more than 110 million tons annually, leading to the generation of high amount of textile wastes. In order to ensure sustainability and reduce environmental impacts in the textile and apparel sector, utilizing a circular economy model is of utmost importance. Recycling of textile waste is a requirement for the implementation of a circular model. This study presents a general evaluation of management of textile wastes, in terms of ensuring sustainability and minimizing environmental impacts.