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Our solution involves a conversion/composting process and equipment for reducing cotton textile waste. There is currently an enormous amount of textile waste going to land fill with few viable alternatives for consumers and brands. We believe that Australia could lead the world in turning cotton waste into a product that will be of value to households and agriculture.

The fashion/textile industry is currently facing huge issues around textile waste and the vast quantity of garments destined for landfill every year here in Australia and globally. At Chalk we are developing a biotech solution for cotton textile waste “the cotton converts” that could make a significant impact on the textile waste mountain. We envisage a future whereby household consumers can contribute to the reduction of their textile waste in the same way they currently contribute by their recycling efforts and on a larger scale offer a real solution to brands and the textile industry.

“The Cotton Converts” present a natural solution to dealing with our cotton textile waste. This solution can be developed and scaled for the home, schools and community as well as the brands and the charity sector. In doing so we will have created a purposeful closed loop system that is at one with the circular economy.

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