Towards Circular Scrubs Apparel
Assembled Threads is delighted to have received a Circular Economies Communities Fund grant from the Victorian Government through Sustainability Victoria for the Towards Circular Scrubs Apparel project. This has enabled us to bring together industry partners to continue to build skills and employment opportunities and most importantly, to research the most appropriate and viable options to recycle scrubs.
The objective of the Circular Economy Communities Fund is to assist Victorian communities to transition to a circular economy by providing grant funding to solicit a creative solution for issues and gaps in the current waste management system.
Assembled Threads is interested in understanding the barriers to recycling, explore what is needed to encourage end consumers to recycle, and provide insights into possible next life solutions for scrubs apparel.
This project aims to repurpose 160 kg of textile or plastic waste from going into landfill and to directly benefit 8 FTE and 500 people involved in the project.
Our trial partners include;
- Holmesglen Institute, HSYCS, Nursing Department
- La Trobe University Shepparton Campus
- The Royal Women’s Hospital
- Western Health Emergency Departments
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