Textiles Thursday 20 October 2016
Andrew Melville Hall of Residence, St Andrews 17 October 2016

News in brief (17/10/2016)

With news on: Welsh RDF warning; Merseyside planning application; litter proposals dismissed, and student bedding partnership. (...


With the latest news on textiles recycling and policy developments relevant to the sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items


l-r: Kate Goldsworthy, Cat Porter, Catarina 6 October 2016

H&M backs closed loop approach for clothing production


The retail sector needs to work across all aspects of the production process to achieve closed loop clothing, retailer H&M’s sustainability manager, Catarina Midby, has emphasised. Addressing the Textiles Recycling ...

Director of 6 October 2016

Waste confusion remains in textiles recycling, says BIR director


Confusion around whether used clothes are waste or not remains a problem for the textiles recycling sector, the audience at the Textiles Recycling Conference heard yesterday (5 October). Ross Bartley, trade & environment ...


Carpet and mattress recycling poses ‘significant’ challenge


A significant amount of used carpets and mattresses in the UK are still ending up in landfill, with few local authorities willing to segregate and recycle the material. This was the message from panellists at the third session of ...

H&M's sustainability manager Catarina Midby will be among the speakers at next week's conference 27 September 2016

Retailers and recyclers to discuss textile market challenges


With just over a week to go until the National Textiles Recycling Conference 2016, the event promises to deliver a packed programme of industry speakers from global retailers to local authorities. ...

new pocket spring image 6 September 2016

TFR Group trials ‘automatic’ pocket spring mattress recycling


EXCLUSIVE: A prototype machine designed to recover pocket springs from mattresses has been unveiled by The Furniture Recycling Group in a bid to automate and speed up the recycling process. The system, which is already in ...

East Africa is an important UK market (picture: LMB) 31 August 2016

Used Clothing Exports and East Africa


In this special report, Dr. Einir Young and  Jalia Nabukalu Packwood of Bangor University, take a look at the market challenges and development issues facing used clothing exports and East Africa. The Textiles Recycling Conference in London will...

Notting Hill Carnival took place on 28th and the 29th of August 31 August 2016

News in Brief (31/08/2016)


By George Don   With news on: Notting Hill clean up; Powerday sponsorship deal; Wiltshire clothes drive; UPM safety milestone, and West Oxfordshire food pledge.

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 ...

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 ...

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