Atitudes towards Manging Post-industrial Apprel Cuttings

Tomovska, Elena and Jordeva, Sonja and Trajković, Dušan and Zafirova, Koleta (2014) Atitudes towards Manging Post-industrial Apprel Cuttings. In: 3 R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Mangement and SWAPI, 10-12 March 2014, Kyoto, Japan.

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By its origin textile waste can be divided in two broad categories: post-consumer waste, and post-industrial waste generated during the manufacturing process. The division of the clothing supply chain between developed consumer markets and developing countries where apparel production capacities are outsourced implies that post-consumer waste is present in the former countries, whereas the later generate more post-industrial waste.The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine how the attitudes of top management towards managing apparel cuttings waste influence their willingness to introduce apparel waste sorting. The proclivity to sort apparel cuttings was strongly influenced by two key factors –the ease and costs of introducing sorting operations and impediments to sorting such as lack of workforce, technology or market. Combined these two factors lead towards negative attitudes to introducing apparel sorting. Perception of impediments in the process of sorting leads towards negative attitudes regarding the ease of introducing sorting operations, however it does not influence adversely the proclivity to sort.

Keywords:textile waste management, apparel cutting waste

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Other engineering and technologies
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Sonja Jordeva
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 10:22
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 10:22

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