Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy is preparing a novel, innovative solution for refining household textiles that have been removed from use into exploitation. The objective is that the refining plant would process the waste textiles of the whole of Finland into recycled fibres and other secondary raw materials. The pilot project receives public aid from i.a the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment as well as funding from Business Finland. Almost all municipal waste companies around Finland are involved.
Increasing the recycling and repurposing of removed textiles will also account for the changes in the EU Waste Directive, according to which the separate collection of textile waste must be arranged by the year 2025. Removed textiles mostly contain textile waste, but also reusable textiles.
HPP assists Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy in the tendering process of the pilot plant as well as other legal and contract matters relating to the project.