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Environmental communication in the textile supply chains. Danish EPA project on environmental aspects in purchase of textiles for professional purchasers Henrik Grüttner [email protected] www.eco-forum.dk. Danish activities re LCA for textiles (III): . Use:

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Environmental communication in the textile supply chains

Danish EPA project

on environmental aspects in purchase of textiles

for professional purchasers

Henrik Grüttner

[email protected]

www.eco-forum.dk


Danish activities re LCA for textiles (III):

Use:

  • Household laundering at 40, 60 and 90C

  • Industrial laundering at 80C

  • Drying in tumble dryer

Manufacturing:

e.g.:

  • Spinning

  • Knitting

  • Weaving

  • Prewash and bleaching

  • Colouring of cotton and viscose with reactive dyes

  • Colouring of polyester with dispersion dyes without carriers

  • Colouring of polyamide with acidic dyes

  • Printing with pigment dyes

  • Confectioning

UMIPTEX:

Unit processes covered:

Material production:

  • Cotton

  • Ecological cotton

  • Viscose

  • Polyester

  • Polyamide

  • Polypropylene

  • Acrylic

Available in GaBi

Raw materials

Energy

Unitprocess

(amount process)

Product

Emissions

Waste


Project plan:

  • Prepare draft handbook – covering textile production and textile service www.eco-forum.dk/textile-purchase

  • Presentation to E.T.S.A. members and others during a seminar in April 2005

  • Testing the supply-chain communication tools described by E.T.S.A. members during the summer 2005

  • Collection of case stories – autumn 2005

  • Finalisation of the handbook – before the end of 2005

  • Presentation to E.T.S.A. member and others December 2005


Handbook on environmentally responsible purchase of textiles:

‘Handbook’:

Available in a draft form at the WEB:

www.eco-forum.dk/textile-purchase

Seminar 21 April at Klopman plant in Frossinone, Italy :

Why is environment of textile production an issue for textile service and textile service customers?

How to deal with the issue – practical approach for establishing a strategy and collect documentation.


E.T.S.A. Environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) on hand drying options

Goal and scope:

  • Comparing three different hand drying options:

    Reusable:

    1. Cotton towel rolls – conventionally grown cotton

    Disposable:

    2. Luxury paper towels – virgin cellulose fibres

    3. Standard paper towels – recycled cellulose fibres

    Functional unit

  • 10000 hand dryings

    Prepared by:

  • Oeko-Institute, Germany


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