Textile manufacturer Sverre W. Monsen (SWM) has started extensive work to collect and recycle end-of-life textiles. To date, Sverre W. Monsen has collected and sent over 22 tonnes of discarded textiles to Finland, where the textiles are given a new life.
– We are the leading supplier of workwear, uniforms, bedlinen, towels and other textiles to the large consumer market in Norway. Then it is our responsibility to take the lead and set industry standards for environmentally friendly solutions, says marketing manager of Sverre W. Monsen Ove Jarland Røed.
To implement the measure, Sverre W. Monsen has entered into a collaboration with the Finnish recycling player Rester Ltd, and Sverre W Monsen signed a collaboration deal with Rester third of December 2021. Rester is a leading global forerunner in building textile recovery value chains. Rester’s mechanical processing plant creates new
-Sverre W. Monsen is taking a major step to reach their goals for sustainability and CO2 reductions. This is exactly what market leaders should do, executing responsibility by concrete actions showing the path for others! The first conversation we had with Børre Myklebust started a dynamic and enthusiastic conversation and solution driven collaboration over the boarders. SWM has high understanding of the sustainability issues plus a strong will to solve the problems – even this is not yet on mandatory level – that will surely give them competitive edge which they deserve, says CEO of Rester Ltd Outi Luukko.
The technology for recycling
– For the time being, this is a cost for us, but we have big environmental ambitions and must take responsibility and set strict requirements for our business. The collaboration with Rester is a good start, and our long-term goal is to collect and recycle as much discarded textiles as possible from our customers, says Røed.
-Forerunners will be winners! We are most delighted and proud to work with SWM, says Luukko.
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