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posted on 19.04.2017, 10:55 authored by Chil Soon Kim, Ken Ri KimKen Ri Kim
The aim of this study is to review the current textile recycling system of Korea in order to promote and build a sustainable textile recycling system. As fast fashion has changed the climate of the fashion and textile industry across the world, excess consumption is profoundly encouraged and the volume of textile waste has been notably increased. In recent years, Korea has also faced a large volume of textile waste and its related environmental and economic impacts. As a result, recycling practices have become critically important, yet its systems in Korea have not been fully settled as many interconnected problems are raised through the current process. Therefore, case studies are made between the UK and Korea systems, especially waste collection and distribution channels, to review and address the current problems in Korea with the aim of improvement.

History

School

  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • Arts

Published in

Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

Citation

KIM, C.S. and KIM, K.R., 2016. A case study comparing textile recycling systems of Korea and the UK to promote sustainability. Journal of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, 10 (1).

Publisher

© NC State University College of Textiles

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

31/03/2016

Publication date

2016

Notes

This paper appears here with the permission of the publisher.

ISSN

1533-0915

Language

en