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Recycling of mattresses has increased, but is likely to be hit by poor market conditions 19 August 2016

Mattress recycling faces market challenges, report warns

Future mattress recycling capacity in the UK looks set to be hit by a drop in steel prices combined with an increase in the cost of insurance, an unprecedented report into the industry reveals. And, while the number of mattresses ...


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Bin sensors Salvation Army 2016 4 August 2016

Salvation Army trials textile bank sensors


The Salvation Army is trialling monitoring technology in a proportion of its donation banks in a bid to reduce collection costs and oversee filling behaviour. The trial is aimed at enabling the charity’s network of ...

Defra is examining options for more producer responsibility regimes 15 July 2016

Defra examining producer responsibility options


Ministers at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have instructed officials to look at the options for introducing extended producer responsibility schemes for specific product lines. Sources at Defra have ...

David-Palmer-Jones-SUEZ 24 June 2016

EU’s role in standards highlighted


BREXIT: Leaders of the waste management, organics and used clothing sectors have expressed a range of views on today’s (24 June) referendum result, which put Leave ahead of Remain 52% to 48%. Waste company Suez highlighted ...

Councils have called for a seat at the table as the negotiations around the UK's withdrawal from the EU take place 24 June 2016

Brexit: ‘Waste at bottom of in-tray warning’


The referendum vote in favour of leaving the European Union could place waste and recycling at the bottom of the Government’s in-tray, Britain’s waste management industry warned this morning.

East African countries are increasingly opposing trade in used clothing 8 June 2016

Used clothing exports to East Africa ‘under threat’


An increasing drive to promote domestic textile manufacturing in East Africa is threatening the trade in used clothing to the region, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has been told. The warning was delivered at a ...

The WRAP report takes a detailed look at prices for used clothing and textiles 29 April 2016

WRAP finds textiles export value remains high


Export prices for used clothing and textiles remain above levels achieved before the boom period seen after 2007, according to data published this week by the waste and resources charity WRAP. The positive note to export pricing ...

Karen Shah and Charles Kahabi 25 April 2016

UK lecturer steps into clothing export debate


A senior Huddersfield University lecturer has accused the western world of flooding the East African country of Tanzania with discarded clothes and is hoping to revive a vibrant clothing industry in Tanzania. The criticism of...

H and M Recycle Week 18 April 2016

Clothing retailer H&M launches ‘World Recycle Week’


Clothing retailer H&M has today (18 April) begun its ‘World Recycle Week’ campaign and is aiming to collect 1,000 tonnes of old clothing from customers across its 3,600 stores worldwide. During the campaign, running from ...

WRAP has published its latest market report on textiles today (8 March) 8 March 2016

Falling export demand sees textile collections drop


Pressure on the prices paid for textiles for reuse and recycling were one factor in the volume of material collected falling by around 4% in the UK in 2015, according to a report published by WRAP today (8 March). But figures for ...

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