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Textile Recycling in Europe AT Scale


An innovative EU-LIFE project with the aim to close the loop for blended textile waste.

LIFE TREATS is a joint project by Södra, a Swedish world-class producer of pulp, and Lenzing, a leading global supplier of specialty fibers based on cellulosic and recycling material, aiming to demonstrate an innovative industrial-scale system for chemical recycling of blended textile waste. Södra and Lenzing have been working together on textile recycling since 2021, making a crucial contribution to the promotion of circularity in the fashion industry. 

Under the banner LIFE TREATS (Textile Recycling in Europe AT Scale)1, both companies are pooling their decades-long experience, knowledge and technology to develop the OnceMore® process in this project, which is co-funded by the EU. The aim of LIFE TREATS is to reach an annual processing capacity of 50,000 tons of textile waste by 2027.

Besides the joint process development, the project includes a scaling up of the OnceMore® process at Södra’s mill at Mörrum, Sweden. The plant will combine 50 % recycled content and 50 % renewable pulp from sustainable family forestry in Sweden and will be capable of processing 50,000 tons per year of blended post-consumer textile waste, meaning different colors and materials, to produce 60,000 tons per year of dissolving pulp. Lenzing makes a decisive contribution here, especially with its know-how in the field of recycling.

We enable the circular textile economy. Join us and let's close the loop for blended textile waste!


Curious about our progress? Sign up to LIFE TREATS newslist by sending us an e-mail and we will keep you posted.

Why - the need for change

The project's vision is to become the enabler for the circular textile economy. Making the Commission’s Sustainable Textile Strategy a reality by 2030 requires bold actions, and support by several key stakeholders across the textile value chain. 

LIFE TREATS projektorganisation

How - LIFE TREATS Project

The project will run for 54 months between June 2023 and November 2027. It is devided into 7 different work packages with different tasks, deliverables, to fulfill. All in all the project has undertaken to fulfill 31 deliverables throughout the project period.


What - closing the loop for blended textile waste

The four objectives of the project;

  1. Industrial scale demonstrator plant
  2. Environmental Sustainability 
  3. Textile Waste supply strategy 
  4. Catalysing a textile recycling system and preparing to scale and replicate





About LIFE

LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument for environment and climate. The programme started in 1992 and finances projects within the EU. The aim is to accelerate the implementation of European or national environmental and climate legislation. It is about the protection and improvement of biodiversity, the environment, health and the transition to a sustainable circular, energy-efficient economy. The LIFE fund has four sub-programmes: 

• Nature and biodiversity 

• Circular economy and quality of life 

• Climate change mitigation and adaptation 

• Clean energy transition 

LIFE TREATS goes under the sub-programme circular economy and quality of life.
Read more at the European Commission website about LIFE.

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LIFE22-ENV-SE-TREATS – 101113614 is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Contact us

Åsa Degerman
Manager OnceMore®

Phone: +46 (0)703 87 03 42

Web: www.oncemore.com

Gregor Fili
Recycling Pulp

Phone: +43 7672-701-0

Web: www.lenzing.com

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