Waste2Fresh Project
Addressing freshwater scarcity and pollution in textile manufacturing
Eligibility United Kingdom
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20% Global Industrial Water Pollution comes from Textile Manufacturing

Waste2Fresh is a project coordinated by Konya Technical University in Turkey and led by a multinational consortium of 17 industrial and academic partners collaborating on the development, demonstration and commercialisation of an eco-friendly closed-loop system for the textile manufacturing industry. 

The closed-loop system will integrate novel catalytic degradation approaches with highly selective separation and extraction techniques to remove environmental contaminants and reuse ~95% wastewater for industrial processes. Ultimately, widespread adoption of the Waste2Fresh solution could lead to considerable environmental gains with the potential to be adopted by other industrial sectors.

Waste2Fresh is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program.


Deliver closed-loop industrial processes in European and global textile manufacturing and other energy-intensive industries via provision of Waste2Fresh closed-loop wastewater recycling solution that will considerably reduce industrial water pollution and improve water availability for local communities.


Provide a modular closed-loop near-zero discharge industrial water recycling system for textile and energy intensive process operations across Europe and worldwide, increase resource and water efficiency by 30% compared to the current state-of-the-art.

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Start Date: 01 Dec 2020 End Date: 30 Nov 2023 Project No. FC99