Water - the Bigger Picture
Many textile processes use enormous of amounts of fresh water from textile production to laundering. Chemicals used in textile mills, such as pigments and dyes or finishing agents can be emitted to waste water in the plant, household water and during industrial laundering contributing to the pollution thus the scarcity of clean water. It is therefore important to mitigate the release, especially of chemicals of concern and microfibres, in all parts of the life cycle in order to not overuse and pollution of fresh water and the sea. However there are innovation taking place in this area. Christina will give an overview based on scientific reports and roll out options and visions for a better future.
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About the orator
Christina is a researcher within the field of chemicals management and sustainable production with focus on textiles. Apart from leading research projects related to environmental issues in textile value chain she performs life cycle assessments on textiles. Her research is holistic why new research topics come into play, such as micro plastic pollution or specific chemical substitutions