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Waste2Wear Recycles Fridges, Air Conditioners And Food Containers Into Versatile Reusable Shoppers

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February 7, 2020
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Not Just PET Bottles, Waste2Wear Prevents All Kinds Of Plastic From Polluting Our Planet

The most commonly used plastic in the world is used in almost all of our home appliances. These products, such as fridges and air conditioners, often end up in landfill. Today, Waste2Wear is proud to announce that it can recycle this type of plastic, polypropylene, into a great new material. It is suitable for products such as durable shopping bags.

After a development process of two years, in collaboration with the Chinese Donghua University and other partners, we have succeeded in creating a strong fabric in a transparent and fully certified value chain.

Research & Development director Eduardo Garcia at Waste2Wear:“There are many challenges when recycling polypropylene (PP). We therefore reviewed every step in the recycling process carefully and succeeded to assure not only the quality of the RPP fabric, but also the safety of the material. As a result, the textile is strong, safe and perfectly suitable for durable shopping bags and reusable packaging.”

These new non-woven and woven RPP textiles comply with the European REACH standard and are supplied with the Global Recycled Standard certification (GRS). The value chain of the fabrics is fully transparent, and backed by our blockchain technology. The blockchain records the journey of the recycling process step-by-step. This allows our customers to track each step in the value chain from plastic waste to fabrics.

The Launch Of Responsibly Made RPP Shoppers At The EuroShop Trade Fair

In collaboration with Bagtrotter, the first RPP shoppers will be presented at the EuroShop trade fair, 16-20 February in Germany. The shopper is an accessible product which enables us to reach a large number of consumers with our recycled materials. In addition, the shopper can be used as a clever communication tool. Using information from the blockchain, brands can show consumers their shopper is responsibly made. Next to Waste2Wear, Bagtrotter has also engaged in a co-creation with the Reflective Shopper patent allowing the shoppers to reflect in the dark. This is why the bag is not only safe for the environment but also safeguards its user.

Launching this responsibly made RPP fabric underlines Waste2Wear’s commitment to continue innovating circular solutions with industry partners. Together we can reduce plastic waste and turn it into an infinite resource.

You can find Bagtrotter at the EuroShop fair in Hall 3 booth A83

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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.

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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