Consortium comprising GIZ, others to address textile waste in Cambodia

An international consortium initiated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ FABRIC project), the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA), Chip Mong Insee, Dakota Industrial, H&M Foundation and VF Corporation recently announced an ambitious project to address textile waste in Cambodia.

A feasibility study is being launched to deploy The Green Machine—the world’s first recycling technology that can recycle blend textiles at scale—in the country by 2022, the German embassy in Cambodia said in a press release.

GIZ through its FABRIC project, which is implemented on behalf of the German ministry for economic cooperation and development (BMZ), brought together all key partners along the garment supply chain to assess the industrial scale development of the Green Machine in Cambodia.

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