The modern process of relining when repairing sewer pipes and systems in The Netherlands works well with the government’s implementation of the circular economy programme. Accordingly, the main goal of the Dutch government is to achieve a fifty per cent (50 %) reduction in raw material consumption in all industries by 2030.
Relining for one is a process of repairing the sewer system, which unlike traditional methods do not require heavy digging and excavation to locate and repair broken down pipes.
Relining is a sustainable solution involving the seamless renovation of underground sewer pipes, which results into a long period of service of 50 years. The long life is guaranteed by manufacturers, along with a 20-year guarantee on installation works. What is even more amazing is that when compared with the costs of traditional sewer repairs, overall relining costs are estimated to be eight times (8x) lower than the costs of physically replacing pipes.
Yet just like in other countries, The Netherlands has its own share of industries that tend to produce large amounts of wastes, Manufacturing wastes eventually and adversely affect the sewerage systems supporting the community.
The Garment and Fashion Industry of The Netherlands
Local Dutch reports disclosed that annually, as
many as 92 million tonnes of fabric wastes are produced by over 100 billion tonnes of garments manufactured each year. Reports describe the textile wastes produced by the garment industry as equivalent to garbage trucks full of textile remnants arriving in landfills every second of the day. Had the trend continued, the estimated textile waste quantity would be as many as 134 million tonnes every year at the end of the decade.
The Dutch government took action by implementing the Circular Economy program, which supported the concepts of reducing wastes and discouraging the use of sewers as channels for dumping into rivers and oceans. Various standards were established to ensure the protection of the environment against manufacturing wastes.
The economic report also mentioned finding a growing marketplace for sellers and buyers of second-hand clothing The reuse, recycle and repair strategy also increased the demand for sustainable repair methods.
However, professional Dutch Reliners point out that it’s important to follow the step-by-step process of relining when introducing the resin that cures in place as a replacement pipe.
The soft and flexible resin will develop to form a new cured-in-place pipe lining once, the UV heat initiator takes effect in heating and moulding the resin. However, keep in mind that cutting corners and using inappropriate methods of putting in place could result in bubbles and gaps that release noxious gas.