Despite the requirements of directive 2000/53/EC, the recovery rate of used textile from vehicles remains very low, due to technical and economic obstacles associated with its dismantling and dirt. Renault had already looked into the end of life of textiles (occupational clothing, ELVs and rail cars) with VALTEX (collaborative project co-financed by ADEME).
ICARRE 95 has developed complementary knowledge:
– recycling of ELV foam
– recycling of seat belts