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UK’s University of Leeds among John Lewis Circular Future Fund winners

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The College of Leeds has been chosen as one of many winners of ‘The Round Future Fund: The Million Pound Problem’, hosted by John Lewis Partnership and Hubbub, as introduced by the UK Vogue and Textile Affiliation (UKFT). The fund goals to help trailblazing concepts and improvements that may speed up the transition in direction of a extra round financial system.

The UKFT schooling associate’s venture was chosen by the grant panel from 245 functions as one of the crucial revolutionary, impactful, and fascinating approaches to boosting the round financial system.

The College of Leeds has been chosen as one of many winners of ‘The Round Future Fund: The Million Pound Problem’, hosted by John Lewis Partnership and Hubbub, as introduced by the UK Vogue and Textile Affiliation (UKFT). The fund goals to help trailblazing concepts and improvements that may speed up the transition in direction of a extra round financial system.

The College of Leeds venture goals to create a pilot prototype that demonstrates the power to recycle polyester by utilizing revolutionary CO2 know-how to separate dyes from cloth. The group will then quantify the financial and environmental advantages to allow scaling. The brand new CO2 know-how reuses the dye, recycles the water, makes use of much less vitality and removes polluting auxiliary chemical substances, the group mentioned.

Different profitable tasks embody Pip and Henry, which is redesigning youngsters’s footwear to make them last more, and the Scottish Library and Data Council (SLIC), which goals to construct ‘lend and mend hubs’ in Scottish libraries. The lend hubs will present free group entry to stitching machines, soldering irons and 3D printers in 10 pilot areas, UKFT mentioned in a press launch.

The fund provides grants between £150,000-£300,000 and profitable tasks had been chosen by a Grant Panel consisting of unbiased consultants on the round financial system, grant making and innovation authorities, in addition to senior representatives from the John Lewis Partnership. 4 top quality, revolutionary tasks had been chosen and can be supported over one 12 months, from Could 2022.

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