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Polypropylene recycling

At Waste2Wear, we are committed to transforming the world of fashion by promoting sustainable practices and innovative solutions. In our ongoing efforts to create a circular economy, we recognize the importance of polypropylene recycling as a key component in reducing waste and environmental impact. In this article, we will explore the polypropylene plastic recycling process and shed light on how we recycle polypropylene to create high-quality, eco-friendly textiles. If you’re interested in joining us on this journey towards a greener future, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

Polypropylene plastic recycling process

Polypropylene is a widely used thermoplastic polymer found in various products, including packaging materials, textiles, and automotive components. Unfortunately, the improper disposal of polypropylene waste has led to significant environmental challenges. However, through recycling, we can mitigate these issues and turn polypropylene waste into valuable resources.

The polypropylene plastic recycling process begins with the collection and sorting of polypropylene waste. At Waste2Wear, we collaborate with recycling partners, waste management companies, and communities to establish efficient collection systems. Sorting is a crucial step to ensure that only pure polypropylene waste is used for recycling, minimizing contamination and maximizing the quality of the final product.

Once the polypropylene waste is sorted, it undergoes a series of processes to transform it into reusable materials. The first step is cleaning, where the collected waste is thoroughly washed to remove any impurities such as dirt, labels, or adhesive residues. This cleaning process ensures that the recycled polypropylene meets strict quality standards.
Next, the cleaned polypropylene is shredded into small pieces or pellets, making it easier to melt and mold into new products. At Waste2Wear, we take it a step further by transforming these recycled polypropylene pellets into high-quality textiles.

Recycling polypropylene bags

We are experts in producing bags from recycled plastic bottles, single use plastic containers and discarded domestic appliances. Each one of our bags is made with care and designed to last. The fabrics are strong, hardwearing and designed for daily use. We are constantly looking for ways to save more plastic and to do it more efficiently. Bags are our specialty.

By recycling polypropylene, we create high-quality, eco-friendly bags that are not only stylish but also sustainable. Our commitment to the circular economy drives us to transform waste into wearable fashion.

Polypropylene is a commonly used plastic found in various products, including bags. However, improper disposal of polypropylene waste contributes to environmental challenges. At Waste2Wear, we tackle this issue by recycling polypropylene and giving it a new life.

Discover our diverse range of sustainable bags at Waste2Wear’s “Sustainable Bags” page.

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By choosing Waste2Wear’s recycled polypropylene textiles, you contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry. You support the reduction of waste, carbon emissions, and the depletion of natural resources. Additionally, our recycled textiles offer a compelling solution to the growing plastic pollution problem, as they prevent plastic waste from entering ecosystems and contribute to a cleaner environment.

If you are interested in incorporating our recycled polypropylene textiles into your products or collaborating with us to develop innovative solutions, we encourage you to get in touch with us. Our team of experts will be delighted to discuss your requirements, answer any questions you may have, and guide you towards making more sustainable choices for your brand.

Get in touch with us today and let’s embark on this exciting journey towards a greener future together!

Sven Bleekemolen

Sven Bleekemolen is a Dutch entrepreneur and textile engineer. He is a versatile executive with a broad skill set and experience in a global marketplace. Lived and worked in Europe, Indonesia, and Turkey. Solid expertise in management of start-up to mature fashion companies in competitive wholesale and retail markets.

In his role as director of several companies, Sven built strong knowledge of international wholesale, retail, B2B sales, production and brand development. He has a strategic and innovative mindset, always focused on business development. He has a record of identifying opportunities and leading diverse teams to surpass revenue goals.

Sven has a strong focus on sustainability and is excited to discover the possibilities that lie in Waste2Wear’s groundbreaking material and blockchain technologies. He is committed to creating a major contribution to the business performance of Waste2Wear along with the transition to a more circular economy for a better outcome of the world.

Hein Barnhoorn

Olivier van Migem

Ruma Kinger

Rena Jiang

Rena Jiang has over 20 years experience in the textile industry. Knowing how polluting the industry is, Rena is proud to be making a positive impact by doing the right thing with Waste2Wear.

Christophe Marze

Christophe Marze has over 15 years specializing in structuring and powering up businesses in Asia. As a French national, he has spent many years living and working in Germany and in China. Christophe is passionate about continuous improvement, sustainability and compliance which are from him the pillars of a healthy business drive.

Jeroen van der Wind

Jeroen van der Wind is an entrepreneur, specializing in international trade within the textile and promotional industries in South East Asia for over three decades. He was managing partner of The Cookie Company for many years, producing licensed kids apparel for several multinational customers. In combination with a healthy business drive, he is determined to help further the Waste2Wear mission of relieving the planet of the plastic problem to create a better world, especially for his four adult children.

Eduardo Garza Garcia

Eduardo Garza Garcia is a Mexican designer and entrepreneur specializing in sustainable solutions for plastics. He has been pivotal in innovations including the industry-first recycled polypropylene (RPP) from discarded domestic appliances; a unique RPET verification method (RA-3) proving the recycled plastic content in materials and the industry-first blockchain technology. Thanks to his innovations, Waste2Wear has won several prestigious environmental awards. Eduardo is truly an innovator in the world of recycled plastics constantly working for new ways to bring more transparency to the recycling industry.

Stefan Kleijkamp

Stefan Kleijkamp is a highly experienced Global Quality and Compliance Manager with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Originally from the Netherlands, Stefan has spent the last two decades working in Asia, with 17 of those years in China. He is fluent in Chinese and has worked with a wide range of product groups including textile, apparel, hard goods and plastics. Throughout his career, Stefan has held positions in quality and compliance management for both large and medium sized companies, as well as in purchasing and logistics. His extensive experience has given him a deep understanding of the challenges and issues facing the industry, particularly in relation to traceability of recycled materials such as textile, cotton and polyester. With his expertise in quality and compliance, Stefan is dedicated to ensuring that the products and services provided by Waste2Wear meet the highest standards in quality, sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Monique Maissan

Monique Maissan is a Dutch entrepreneur and textile engineer specializing in sustainable solutions for the industry. As CEO and founder of Waste2Wear, she leads a committed team in creating products and services for a better future. Her vision has driven the company to produce fabrics and products made from recycled plastic bottles (RPET) and recycled polypropylene (RPP) plus award winning blockchain and RPET verification test RA-3.

Monique has won several industry awards, most recently:

Finalist of “Future Leader” World Sustainability Awards 2022;
“Outstanding Achiever” of Global Green Economic Forum, Women Eco Game Changer Awards 2022;
“Woman Leader in Plastic Recycling” Plastic Recycling Conference Asia** 2022;
“The Sustainable Entrepreneur of the Year” of Entrepreneurs’ Organization*** 2021.

She is constantly on the lookout for new and better ways to recycle more plastic. Monique’s drive comes from her determination to do her part to leave this world in a better place for her two adult children and all of the next generation