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Bangladesh cotton waste recycling growing at an exponential rate.

  • More than ten companies actively recycle cotton waste, more to come on stream soon 

  • Combined capacity around 10,000 tones per month

  • Capacity is growing exponentially 

Companies recycling cotton in Bangladesh

Data provided by Re/DRESS information partner Reverse Resources Bangladesh
Contact them for detailed data including a wasteflow dashboard tracking total volumes, disposal, destinations + more
Scroll down the graph for information about current recycling entities:

NOTE: Companies exclusively involved in sorting waste are not included in this chart. This sector is also rapidly formalising in Bangladesh. 


Reverse Resources: '... digitise data on textile waste flows which enables the entire supply chain to track, trace and valorize textile waste... connect fashion brands, manufacturers, waste handlers and recyclers... are building the infrastructure to scale circular supply chains... publish a free-access dashboard that offers real-time overview of the textile waste flows on Reverse Resources platform.' Has an office in Bangladesh.  

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) "... is one of the largest trade associations in the country representing the readymade garment industry, particularly the woven garments, knitwear and sweater sub-sectors with equal importance.'

The Circular Fashion Partnership is a cross-sectorial project to support the development of the textile recycling industry in Bangladesh by capturing and directing post-production fashion waste back into the production of new fashion products.  Part of the industry-led Global Fashion Agenda group. Access 'Scaling Circularity', published in 2021, with chapters on Textile Recycling and the Circular Fasion Partnership here.  

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