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Circular Clothing - recycling of polyester-containing textiles
The overall eco-balance of polyester is better than that of natural fibres like cotton. Nevertheless, textiles containing polyester do not have a good reputation.
In an interview with K-MAG, Carsten Eichert talks about the challenges of recycling textiles containing polyester, the new revolPET® technology and its contribution to climate protection.
RITTEC is highlighted in the press
The development of the revolPET process was published in a YouTube video by Ecologic Institute. In addition, RITTEC was presented in the innovation area on the Flustix company website for enabling the recycling of polyester textile products. Finally, the startup from Lüneburg was mentioned in an article by Plastverarbeiter as a solution for hard-to-recycle PET containing waste.
Sustainability Talk on the occasion of the Performance Days
On the occasion of the Performance Days in Munich, Carsten Eichert took part in the panel “Competences, Services and Research we need for a Circular World” on November 4, 2022 and discussed the challenges and proposed solutions with other representatives of a circular solution.
"Innovation for Sustainability" Award
Empty juice bottles, cheese packaging, to-go boxes, polyester textiles: the RITTEC team sees great opportunities for raw materials where many people imagine filthy cities and seas. With their PET circular economy project "revolBRAS" they were granted with the titel of "Startups Connected 2022" competition, awarded on September 29, 2022 at the 10th German-Brazilian Congress for Innovation and Sustainability...
German start-up recycles mixed textiles containing polyester
RITTEC Umwelttechnik GmbH from Lüneburg has succeeded in recycling textiles containing polyester and creating new textiles from the material itself as part of the DiTex research project.
RITTEC and TU Braunschweig nominated for the German Raw Material Efficiency Award 2022
The start-up RITTEC Umwelttechnik from Lüneburg and the TU Braunschweig have been nominated by the Federal Ministry of Economics for the German Raw Material Efficiency Award 2022. Since 2011, this Prize has been awarded to special services and solutions for the efficient use or recycling of raw materials...
Recycling of polyester textiles efficiently solved for the first time
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RITTEC Umwelttechnik GmbH and the "DiTex" research project invite you - Press Conference
Date: 10/24/2022, 2:00 p.m
Place: Messe K-2022, Messe Düsseldorf, Hall 1, Room 14b
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Around 90 percent of the PET and polyester produced globally cannot be recycled. Our high-tech recycling solution opens up new paths - We re-produce monomers!
PET: New potential for adding value
5.3 million tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste were gathered in Germany in the year 2018 alone. Of this, only 38.6% was recycled - the rest landed primarily in incineration plants (Plastics Europe). As a direct result, potential revenues from recyclates equivalent to €700,000 were irreversibly destroyed.
Public presentation at IFAT 2022: A solution for PET mixed plastics
Public presentation IFAT 2022: "Rethinking the Circular Economy for Plastics" topic at Forum Waste / Secondary Materials chaired by VDI ZRE, Ulrike Lange.
Practical insights and a presentation of the innovative recycling technology revolPET, these are the topics of the short presentation by Carsten Eichert, RITTEC Umwelttechnik, at the IFAT 2022 Forum Waste / Secondary Raw Materials. The session on Thursday morning, June 2, under the direction of the VDI Zentrum Ressourceneffizienz GmbH (VDI ZRE), will comprise of three individual short contributions. The challenges regarding the quality requirements for plastic recyclates used in packaging materials will be addressed. In addition to Dr Ulrike Lange, VDI ZRE, Andreas Köhler from the Ökoinstitut e.V. will present his view from a scientific perspective.
Equipolymers and RITTEC announce cooperation
PET manufacturer Equipolymers moves closer to circular economy solutions with new Rittec technology. The goal is to meet the growing demand for food-grade rPET - Rittec revolPET technology provides basis for recycled raw materials for PET in virgin material quality - Fossil raw materials are further replaced
RITTEC Umwelttechnik nominated for Next Economy Award
Lüneburg-based environmental technology start-up RITTEC Umwelttechnik is one of the nine finalists in the 2021 Next Economy Award (NEA). The NEA is a prestigious award for green start-up businesses forming part of the German Sustainability Awards – being nominated from a pool of 140 applicants is in itself a great success for the Lüneburg-based start-up…