Through collaborative projects, our innovative solutions and expertise, we bridge the knowledge gap between different industries.
Following the definition and design principles of Circular Economy given by Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we believe a circular economy that can hardly be achieved by any sole business or industry on its own – collaboration is the key!
At Xylo Sweden, we are dedicated to bridging the knowledge gap and validating innovative solutions to repurpose waste and maximize its potential in our economy. Our approach involves promoting close collaborations between industries with a mutual goal of circularity, allowing to co-create economic, environmental, and social value.
Let us walk you through our current projects on circular solutions for waste!
From wood waste to textile fibres
Today, around 2 million tonnes of wood waste is generated per year in Sweden, consisting of both surface-treated and untreated wood waste. The largest amounts of wood waste arise from construction and demolition and are currently mainly used for energy recovery. For untreated wood waste streams, interest has increased in utilising these as a raw material in the manufacture of various types of board material. Another sector showing interest in forest raw material is the textile industry in the production of renewable fibres such as viscose, modal and lyocell, fibres whose demand is expected to increase significantly in the coming years.
Even though wood is a renewable material, it is important to increase its circularity through material recycling as the Swedish forest raw material is limited and should be sufficient for many purposes in the transition to a fossil-free and circular economy.
At the same time, the textile industry has a large climate impact through both resource use and supply chain, and we see the possibility of using a resource that is currently considered waste as a raw material for new materials in other industries.
Thus, there is a great potential for symbiosis between two sectors to increase their resource efficiency by the textile industry using generated wood waste as a raw material in the manufacture of renewable textile fibres.
The purpose of our project is to increase the resource efficiency of the construction and textile industry through symbiosis by using wood waste as a raw material in the production of new lyocell fibres.
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From food waste to protein ingredients for all
In partnership with Fotortec and A Better Future we are bringing a truly accessible vegan protein to the Swedish market. It contains 18 of the 21 amino acids in nature, of which 8 are essential for humans. Its production is up to 20 times more efficient than the most popular vegan proteins; of natural production with 100% traceability.
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We work in open conversation with our clients, leveraging our expertise to co-create solutions that drive meaningful change. Understanding the importance of flexibility and adaptability, we adjust our services as your needs evolve and your sustainability journey progresses.
We love to share our knowledge, get in touch with us if you want to know more about our projects!