Circularity in the Jordanian RMG sector – A Study on Garment Waste Materials Reduction and their Revalorisation Potential

Tuncer, Burcu; Jana Hack, Johanna Mützel, Jürgen Hannak, Paolo Facco, Ghalia Armouti, Israa Thiab, and Helmut Krist 2022: Circularity in the Jordanian RMG sector. A Study on Garment Waste Materials Reduction and their Revalorisation Potential . Amman, Jordan: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

In Jordan, the production of ready-made garments (RMG) in industrial zones such as Al-Hassan Industrial Estate (HIE) located in Irbid results in considerable amounts of pre-consumer textile waste that is presently disposed of in municipal landfills. In a joint effort to address this issue, adelphi on behalf of the GIZ, is working on the identification of opportunities for the minimisation of textile and garment waste.

A variety of circularity measures were explored firstly for the prevention of waste, and secondly for revalorisation of the waste. Both quantitative and qualitative data was collected for this purpose from nine out of the eleven biggest RMG manufacturers in the estate, as well as three HIE management stakeholders through interviews in order to develop a Material Flow Analysis and draw conclusions on possible ways towards reducing, reusing and recycling textile waste.