Textiles Tuesday 28 March 2017
13 March 2017

National Bed Federation reports drop in mattress recycling

A decline in the number of mattresses reported as having been ‘recycled’ in the UK in 2015 has been blamed on a reduction in sites accepting the material, a report produced by the National Bed Federation (NBF) has suggested. ...


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


9 March 2017

News in Brief (09/03/2017)


With news on: BMRA scrap laws response; CIWM consumer report, and; eight join ECAP board.

8 February 2017

Textile recyclers in appeal over East Africa trade


A delegation from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has travelled to Nairobi to meet trade advisors from the World Bank, to discuss the future of the trade in used textiles to East Africa. The group included BIR ...

25 January 2017

Kent mattress recycler found guilty of exemptions breach


The operator of a waste site in Ashford, Kent, was found guilty for failing to comply with waste exemptions over the storage of mattresses, at a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday (23 January). Lewis Bertram, trading ...

16 January 2017

TRA in warning over ‘fake’ charity clothing banks


The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has called on landowners, local authorities and clothing bank operators to be vigilant over the potential use of clothing banks falsely claiming to be linked to charities.  

21 December 2016

WRAP publishes textile collections procurement guide


Waste and resources charity WRAP has published a Textiles Collections Procurement Guide to assist local authorities in delivering collection services for clothing. Published last week (14 December) the guide provides ...

8 December 2016

Veolia partners with Reuseful on PPE project


A partnership between Veolia and charity Reuseful UK has reported positive results in recycling and reusing used personal protective equipment (PPE) from the company’s London contracts. The project, called ‘Re:Form’, ...

16 November 2016

Textile recycler urges vigilance over foreign worker checks


A textile recycling company is urging others to be vigilant with foreign worker checks after experiencing how easy it is to be caught out. Savanna Rags International Ltd, based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, was served a civil ...

16 November 2016

Textile recycling across continents


Family-owned business Savanna Rags International has successfully grown its operations from 20 employees to being one of the largest textile recyclers in the country. Robin Nierynck reports. Textile recycling company ...

16 November 2016

Welsh Government to fund Rhondda mattress trial


The Welsh Government has partnered with Rhondda Cynon Taf council to offer £350,000 in funding to develop a system to use heat to sterilise textiles from mattresses. The initiative, which will be jointly funded by the Welsh ...

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