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Recot – spinning process for recycled cotton

  • Mario Schmidt
  • Hannes Spieth
  • Christian Haubach
  • Christian Kühne

Abstract

Cotton is one of the most intensively cultivated agricultural products in the world. Owing to the climatic requirements of a cotton plant, it is usually cultivated (up to approx. 80%) in very hot and dry areas. It is irrigated artificially in order to achieve an optimal harvest. Even today, it is becoming apparent that water shortages will be one of the biggest problems worldwide in the future, especially in regions where cotton is currently cultivated. Water is already scarce in these regions and climate change will exacerbate the situation. Another problem is the heavy use of pesticides in cotton cultivation, which are major pollutants affecting humans and nature.

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Schmidt
    • 1
  • Hannes Spieth
    • 2
  • Christian Haubach
    • 1
  • Christian Kühne
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Industrial Ecology (INEC)Pforzheim UniversityPforzheimDeutschland
  2. 2.Umwelttechnik BW GmbHStuttgartDeutschland
  3. 3.Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-WürttembergStuttgartDeutschland

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