Mitigation of environmental impact caused by DWOR textile finishing chemicals studying their non- toxic alternatives
The main objective of the project is to mitigate the environmental, health and safety impacts of current and future Durable Water and Oil Repellents (DWOR) alternatives by analyzing their environmental impact and technical performances in order to assess manufacturers on the best available technologies for repellent finishing. Moreover, the risks of the DWOR alternatives will be evaluated for human and environmental health in the textile finishing industry. In this perspective, policy recommendations will be set in order to promote the widespread implementation of the less toxic and most effective DWOR alternatives to fulfill REACH Regulation.
Project Budget: 931’850 €
LEITAT Budget: 554’608 €
Financial Framework: LIFE+
Contract number: LIFE14 ENV/ES/000670
Start Date: 01/09/2015
End Date: 31/08/2018