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Thread #167618   Message #4185082
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
02-Nov-23 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news *not* about the virus
Subject: RE: BS: New news *not* about the virus
Australia's fashion waste is a growing problem, but these scientists say they have an answer It looks and feels like children's playdough, but this colourful clay being made in a lab at Deakin University in Geelong, is actually old clothing.
For the past five years, scientists at the university's Institute for Frontier Materials have been trialling different methods to figure out the best way to recycle Australia's growing textile waste.
Now, they think they've found a way.
"What we've discovered is that we can take waste textiles and grind them up into really fine particles, which we can then use as a pigment to re-dye new textiles," Emma Prime, Deakin University's strategic research manager, said. (read on)