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What is Clean Recycling Initiative?

Clean Recycling Initiative™ the industry first open source program based on the patent-pending technology platform of Clean Recycling Initiative™.

The organization is managed by a Montreal, Canada based not-for-profit organization, named the same, i.e., Clean Recycling Initiative™

The platform aims to reclaim textile waste* without creating negative environmental impact such as microplastics dumped into water in conventional plastic recycling, nor using toxic chemicals for dyeing, etc.  The technology platform was developed by HEAT-MX™ (https://heat-mx.com) and donated to the Clean Recycling Initiative™ organization to benefit everyone and every organization which create waste* to take advantage of this important technology platform without an economic burden.

The program consists of various processes of verification, certification and maintenance for the assessment of the environmental impacts based on the standards established by the Clean Recycling Initiative organizaton.  

 

* Definition of Textile waste – Textile waste includes textile goods in pre-consumption and post-consumption stages in all possible forms.  Examples include fibers, yarns, fabrics, finished merchandises, household waste, etc.  In addition, other types of materials such as chemicals, tools, etc., involved in textile manufacturing may be included in the scope as long as they can be cleanly recycled without creating negative impact on the environment.

Level 1: Post Consumption

Waste of household, businesses, etc.

Level 2: Factory Waste

Waste of clothing factories (cut-and-sew), etc.

Level 3: Process specific Waste

Certain specific types of process waste

Issues with the current ways of recycling:

1

Large consumption of oil, gas etc. for transporting recycling waste across oceans. 

2

Large quantities of chemical consumption and important source of micro-plastic contamination.

3

Chemical treatments such as dyeing create additional negative impacts for the environment. 

4

Recycled fibers with residual foreign material are weaker than virgin fibers and continually shed microplastics more easily during it’s lifespan

Check out our work:

Is Recycling Really Sustainable?

This video shows the issues with the currents of recycling plastics and turning them into textile goods. Large carbon footprints, micro plastic contamination and toxicity from the dyeing process.

Global Picture of Textile Waste

This video demonstrates environmental challenges created by textile waste and misunderstandings people may have on how textile waste is handled and processed — a significant gap between what people think and grim reality!

Myth Busters!

This video busts several important myths in the industry — benefits / disadvantages of the current ways of recycling. A helpful guide for picturing accurate pictures of many harmful activities done under the name of "sustainability"!

Sae Chang

will be speaking at the Customer Experience Strategies Summit

 Organized by Strategy Institute with a large audience consisting of executives of such large corporations as Google, Marriott International, etc., as well as many influencers of our global communities.

Sae will talk about misinformation crisis on sustainability and ESG, and the importance of establishing necessary expertise in sustainability efforts. Sae will also promote the 

"Be a Green Hero" campaign

 our organization has recently launched.

Please join us in supporting Sae on this important journey.