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SOEX and I:CO launch world’s first recycling system for all footwear types

Wolfen, Germany, 6 June 2018. Following a six-year development phase, SOEX, a global leader in the field of used textiles marketing and recycling, and I:Collect GmbH, an international specialist for the collection, reuse and recycling of textiles and footwear, will today be presenting the world’s first shoe recycling plant able to process all types of footwear. This pioneering system will serve to reduce waste and to close production cycles helping to enable a circular economy for the industry. It is, moreover, the first ever system able to mechanically disassemble all shoe types into their components, and to then derive from them usable secondary raw materials such as rubber, leather or foam. The innovative system provides a much needed truly sustainable solution for all unwearable shoes.

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SOEX opens new used textile sorting centre in Sharjah

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates/Ahrensburg, Germany, March 2018. In February, SOEX, one of the global leaders in the sales and recycling of used textiles, opened its new sorting centre in the United Arab Emirates. The facility has a production area of approximately 11,000 square metres, where around 200 employees process up to 35 tonnes of used textiles and shoes per day. Capacity will be gradually increased to 450 employees and 100 tonnes per day. Since 2016, SOEX has invested several million euros in this new building in the new Hamriyah Free Zone.

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SOEX Textil- Vermarktungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Tim Krawczyk
Head of Communications

An der Strusbek 19, 22926 Ahrensburg, Deutschland
Tel: +49 4102 45 45-165

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