Cobat Tessile, the circular economy of fabrics and accessories

Selective collection, waste tracking and ongoing training: this is the recipe for winning the green challenge that Cobat brings to Ecomondo 2022. “We have accepted the challenge posed by the world of the textile industry with enthusiasm and responsibility – he says Michele Zilla, General Manager of Cobat Textile – While waiting for the national legislation, in accordance with the European Directives, to regulate the activities of the sector, Cobat Tessile is alongside producers / importers of fabric and textile products, producers / importers of accessories, trade associations “.

Born in March 2022, Cobat Tessile is the consortium that helps member companies to pursue sustainable development that brings benefits not only to the environment, but also to the entire national economic systemreducing waste and generating new raw materials, guided by the values ​​of transparency, efficiency, and sustainability.

“Cobat – continues Zilla – has been dealing with end-of-life products for over thirty years, so we know well how every sector and every type of product, to become part and protagonist of a virtuous system according to the principles of the circular economy, it needs analysis, investment and research. Our solution includes: selective collection, a computer system that tracks the waste and a platform dedicated to training and consultancy “.

Today the consortium is joined by producers operating in the textile, sportswear, haute couture and accessories sectors. The watchwords remain the principles of the circular economy applied to the specific supply chain: extending the life cycle of the asset, transforming it into new material and / or energy, starting from a selective collection, capable of increasing the quantity and quality of the materials recovered.

Like Cobat Ripa, Cobat Raee, Cobat Tire and Cobat Compositi, Cobat Tessile makes use of the platform’s integrated services. A continuously updated computer system is able to track the refusal from collection to treatment aimed at recovery, ensuring full transparency of the data. The platform also uses a capillary network of treatment plants distributed throughout the national territory, with excellent logistical optimization possibilities. Finally, through Cobat Academy, the platform dedicated to consultancy, the Consortium provides targeted and personalized training on circular economy, environmental sustainability, health and safety.