Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.

Faculty Advisor

Jarvis, Susan M.

Project Center

Copenhagen, Denmark


This project, organized by the Danish Waste Association (Dansk Affaldsforening), will discuss discarded textiles as a valuable resource for organizations in Denmark. We strived to reduce the environmental footprint of textiles by increasing the collection and subsequent reuse, and where not possible, recycling of used textiles through optimizing textile collection methods and cooperation between stakeholders of humanitarian organizations and municipalities. We will assess: 1) current reuse and recycling systems, 2) compare strategies among different organizations, and 3) facilitate cooperation through workshops.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering