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The World’s Drowning in Textile Waste But New Device Offers ‘Real Circular Solution’

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The Fibersort Consortium unveiled Thursday the market-ready version of Fibersort, a machine that automatically divides large volumes of mixed post-consumer textiles by fiber composition and color, allowing these materials to become consistently uniform inputs for high-value textile-to-textile recyclers. The technology, which has been several years in the making, employs near infrared-based technology to sift through…

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