Manchester Metropolitan University to host the 6th International Fibre Recycling Symposium

Manchester Metropolitan University will be hosting the 6th International Fibre Recycling Symposium on June 7 and 8 at the Business School.

The Fibre Recycling Symposium has been running since 2007 under the joint chairmanship of the University of Bolton (UK), Georgia Tech (USA) and Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan).

Textile and fibre waste is a global issue. In the UK alone, around 25 million tonnes of textile fibre waste is destined for landfills. Much of this could be reused or reprocessed and fed back into production and re-fabrication if appropriate means of recycling, reprocessing and regenerations are in place.

Addressing the global challenge to develop solutions for recycling fibre, textiles and products, the symposium provides a forum for scientists and industrialists to come together to exchange ideas and discuss the latest research and innovative solutions. This year Manchester Metropolitan University has joined the symposium to make the event more inclusive and to bring together an even broader spectrum of research and industrialists in the recycling arena.

The event is expected to attract academics, manufacturers and organisations dedicated to sustainable sourcing from around the world. The two-day event will see delegates hear from key speakers in the industry, as well as provide an opportunity for stimulated discussions. Topics of focus include: natural and synthetic fibre recycling, carpet recycling, reuse of fibrous waste in new applications, cleaning processes and machineries, environmental impacts and possible solutions and future trends. Attendees are invited to take advantage of the symposium dinner for networking and to make new connections. They will also have the opportunity to join a stadium tour of Manchester United Football Club.

Manchester Met Conference and Events is working in partnership with Marketing Manchester as the official accommodation provider. Delegates are able to make a booking through an online portal on the conference website to receive special rates.

Registration is now open and abstract submissions are accepted until March 24.

To get symposium updates via Twitter use the hashtag #IFRS2017. For full details of the event and paper submissions, visit http://fashioninstitute.mmu.ac.uk/research/fibre-recycling-symposium/.

For more information about how you can use Manchester Met’s venues for a range of meetings and conferences, contact the team now on 0161 247 1565, venues@mmu.ac.uk or visit the website mmu.ac.uk/venues.