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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 1566-1576

Recycling and Reuse of Agrotextiles Used in Agricultural Farms
Pooja Bhatt*, Anita Rani, Manisha Gahlot and Vandana Bhandari
Department of Clothing and Textiles, College of Home Science, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar, U. S. Nagar, Uttarakhand, India
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The technological advancements have enabled the textile materials find their irreplaceable use in areas like agriculture, horticulture, livestock and fishery. This class of textile materials used in agriculture sector is known as agrotech segment of technical textiles. The textile materials hold a great potential for improvement and enhancement in the quantity and quality of the agricultural products. Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar is a leading agricultural university of Uttarakhand as well as country and comprises of different agricultural research farms. The availability of variety of agricultural farms in the university suggests diverse practices being followed therein wherein use of different types of textile materials was expected. The secondary utilization of used, defective and damaged textile materials is a matter of concern in these agricultural research farms. This study was, therefore, planned to develop value added products from the textile materials used in agricultural farms and to assess the consumer acceptability of these products. The products were developed from the used materials which were no longer used for their intended purpose. The used materials were recycled through development of innovative products which ultimately helped to reduce waste generation in the agricultural research farms. The value added products developed from the used textile materials were hanging basket, lampshade, coaster, doormat and wind chime. The recycling and reuse of textile materials for product development helped in establishing ways for consuming used materials in a sustainable manner, i.e. reducing the waste generated after use in agricultural farms.

Keywords: Agrotextiles, Recycling, Reuse, Value addition, Sustainability

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Pooja Bhatt, Anita Rani, Manisha Gahlot and Vandana Bhandari. 2019. Recycling and Reuse of Agrotextiles Used in Agricultural Farms.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 1566-1576. doi:
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