REWEART - A 100% real circular economy manufacturing process for vegan-organic-recycled footwear

Mirela Pantazi-Bajenaru, Enrique Montiel Parreno, Traian Foiasi, Dana Gurau
2020 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Systems   unpublished
The negative impact on the environment caused by the current production of over 23,000 million pairs of shoes each year, either due to the consumption of huge quantities of raw materials or due to the thousands of tons of waste generated, is a sufficient reason to conceive a new type of shoe making process. The predominant manufacturing methods and the many components that the shoe contains make it impossible to recycle, due to the high complexity involved in separating materials. Once they
more » ... h the end of their life cycle, they inevitably end up in a landfill, generating a large amount of waste. REWEART is a footwear manufacturing project that is capable of producing sustainable goods based on a circular economy, co-financed by the European Commission through the LIFE program. REWEART aims to make vegan shoes with accessories made from recycled and organic materials, with 90% less energy and almost zero waste. REWEART wants to provide a tool to avoid the generation of waste in footwear consumption and to offer the footwear industry an alternative model of circular production to reduce energy consumption and to stop the destructive and unsustainable production of footwear.
doi:10.24264/icams-2020.iv.17 fatcat:xxrnhu2wobhilk4hxwqvw2nzq4