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Recycling of textile waste

Every discarded material, substance, object or good resulting from human activities in society is a solid waste. One way to reduce the volume and give proper treatment to the waste generated is through the creation of Solid Waste Management.

In it, the priority will always be the non-generation of waste, followed by its reduction, reuse, recycling, treatment and, as a last resort, its environmentally adequate final destination. 

The last stage mentioned - final disposal - refers to the industrial landfills refers to industrial landfills, where solid waste produced by companies is sent. Although they reduce environmental impacts, these sites should only be used after all available treatment and recovery possibilities have been exhausted.

Prioritization in the management according to the National Policy on Solid Waste

To reuse its solid waste and increase the life cycle between materials, Brandili sends 600 tonnes of textile waste every year to partner companies that produce shredded and recycled yarn, which can be used in upholstery, craft processes and in the production of yarn.

Through an integrated production chain and initiatives focused on preserving resources and reducing environmental impacts, Brandili guarantees the recycling of textile waste generated by its more than 30 subcontractors, who are responsible for the manufacture of a large proportion of its products. 

The textile waste recycling process is composed of the stages of sorting, cutting, defibration and baling or bagging. 

The defibered material has various applications such as stuffing plush and pillows, acoustic coverings, blankets, thermal blankets, geotextiles, felts, filters, threads and recycled string.

Fibrous and eco-friendly yarn made from textile waste

Practicing actions that result in environmental preservation is part of Brandili's culture. Thus, through socio-environmental responsibility initiatives, it is possible to contribute to the awareness of other companies (especially subcontractors, suppliers and clients) and also people (employees and the community) about the importance of the rational use of resources and the reduction of waste generation throughout the production chain.

This initiative is related to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Santa Catarina:


Responsible Consumption and Production