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  • Can be used as an energy source
  • It is the least favourable of all recycling option such as reuse and recycling (according to EU legislation, is not RECYCLING but DISPOSAL or RECOVERY)
  • GHG, Air pollution residues, ashes, cooling water discharges

INCINERATION

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  • Represents the least favourable option of waste treatment (most fibres are not biodegradable and also because of the high energy that has gone into producing textile fibres)
  • Landfilling of textiles and fibers should be avoided whenever a viable alternative exits

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WASTE MANAGEMENT EU

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NEWS European Parliament (2021)


87% USED CLOTHES ARE INCINERATED OR LANFILLED

Source:

WASTE, a Handbook for management, Chapter 12

Andreas Bartl

Academic Press


Comparison of energy required for fibre production and energy recovery (negative values) of incineration (assumption: energetic efficiency of 60 %)

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS:

Greenhouse Gases

Air Pollution Residues

Ashes

Cooling Water Discharges

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS:

Green House Gases

Groundwater Contamination