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Export instability puts pressure on textile recyclers

Turbulence in Africa and the Middle East coupled with further strengthening of sterling is putting ‘downward pressure’ on UK export prices for used clothing, the Bureau of International Recycling has been told. Addressing BIR...


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Woods looks to spread textile recycling message


VIDEO REPORT: The Textiles Recycling Association’s new president, Ian Woods, wants to get the message of textile recycling better heard across the UK. Speaking to letsrecycle.com, Mr Woods who becomes president of the ...

Ian Woods, general manager of Next Best Clothing, takes over as the new TRA president in March 2015 17 February 2015

Textile Recycling Association appoints new president


The Textile Recycling Association has today (February 17) confirmed the appointment of Ian Woods, general manager of North Yorkshire-based second hand clothing firm Next Best Clothing, as its new president following its annual general meeting...

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With news on; Gloucester waste operator jailed; council crew suspended over drinking allegations; Biffa 'unaffected' by suspected arson in South Oxfordshire; Interserve to build Viridor East Loathain EfW, and; ZWS announces textile designer fund...

An artist’s impression of the proposed Nottinghamshire gasification plant and MRF 20 November 2014

News in brief


With news on; Peel gets planning permission for Nottingham facility; First Mile celebrates 10th anniversary; ReFood launches scholarship; TRA revises charity shop specs, and; Febreze and TerraCycle partner for scheme  

The TRA trial assessed thefts from 32 textile banks 23 October 2014

Market decline sees ‘dramatic fall’ in London textile thefts


Textiles thefts in London have fallen ‘dramatically’, according to new research from the Textile Recycling Association (TRA), which attributed the decline to a drop in market prices and proactive policing. The

Zero Waste Scotland has announced the fund for innovative textile designers 13 October 2014

Devon looks to scrap recycling credits for textiles


Devon county council is proposing to withdraw the £55 per tonne recycling credit it pays for the recycling of textiles, under proposed cost saving measures outlined by the authority. The council is consulting on a range of ...

Lewisham textiles bag 16 July 2014

Textiles collected commingled in pioneering trial


By Amy North Textiles could be collected commingled with other dry recyclables if a trial by Lewisham council, which sees MRF survival bags distributed to 18,000 homes, proves successful. Under ...

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Public still surprised by export of used clothing


By Amy North The British public is still surprised to discover that many of the clothes they donate to charities end up abroad, according to Alan Wheeler, director of the Textile Recycling Association (TRA...

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Mattress recycling in London gets 140,000 boost


Mattress recycling in London is set to get a boost after the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) awarded around 140,000 in funding to two organisations in the capital. The money will be shared by London Reuse Limited and the ...

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