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Elisava students and Girbau collaborate to give a new use to microplastics coming from industrial laudries

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Girbau reciclatge microplàstics
Girbau reciclatge microplàstics
Girbau reciclatge microplàstics


Once again, students from Elisava's Degree in Industrial Design Engineering and Degree in Design are collaborating in their Final Degree Projects (TFG) with the company Girbau, one of the main groups in the manufacture of solutions for industrial laundry worldwide, in a sustainability project to collect and treat the microplastics that are released during washing in industrial washing machines.

The project, which will be in Final Degree Project format, will be called FIX-Girbau. Students will develop a filter waste collection solution, design materials from the recovered waste and work on communicating the solution together with Girbau Lab, the industrial company’s open innovation platform.

One more step towards zero waste

This project reflects, once again, Elisava and Girbau's commitment to innovation, sustainability and the circular economy, and is part of a second collaboration agreement between the two entities that was born with the desire to promote development. professional development of young students through real projects that bring them closer to the job market. This collaboration resulted, last year, in the creation of 'Clint', a versatile and recyclable material made from the textile waste from the filters of the drying machines, and this year it is expected to culminate in new solutions that bring together sustainability and innovation.

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