Textiles Tuesday 9 February 2016
L to r:  Palletways driver Saul Trainavicihs with Neil Tappin, Community Furniture Store 3 February 2016

News in brief (03/02/2016)

With news on: MRWA and Veolia support bike recycling; EWC wins contract with Warrington; Northern Ireland reduce waste sent to landfill; SGC certification, and; reuse support for flood victims.


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


The new campaign aims to encourage clothes reuse and recycling 20 January 2016

NLWA workshops to encourage clothing reuse


The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has teamed up with behaviour change charity Hubbub to run a campaign aimed at encouraging people to reuse and repair old and unwanted clothing. The campaign will see a series of events ...

Damp deposits and flooding can lead to contamination 14 January 2016

Textile recycling industry predicts difficult year due to wet weather


Textile recyclers have said they are facing “increasing pressures” as a result of the heavy rainfall in the UK over recent weeks. Speaking from northwest England, which has seen high levels of rainfall, Phil Geller, director ...

devon textile bank crop 22 December 2015

Devon seeks textiles contractor after Elm Tree split


Devon county council is retendering for its textile bank collections contract after an agreement with Dorset-based Elm Tree Textiles was terminated earlier this year. The successful bidder will initially collect used clothing and ...

WRAP has released a guide with advice on how to make clothes more durable 15 December 2015

WRAP publishes clothing sustainability guide


WRAP, the waste and resources charity, has produced guidance for the clothing industry aimed at helping manufacturers to produce more durable clothes. The document, the Sustainable Clothing Guide, provides information on how ...

Happier days: In 2011 Maxine Sault and Lynne Timms of BCR met the HRH Countess of Wessex at a charity event 30 November 2015

BCR Global Textiles to enter administration


EXCLUSIVE: BCR Global Textiles Ltd, commonly known as Black Country Rags, has ceased trading today after 30 years of operations in the West Midlands. The textile recycling firm, described as a “backbone of the trade”, has ...

Ayrshire councils and MetalMatters launched a joint campaign in August 9 November 2015

News in brief (09/11/2015)


With news on: Isle of Wight AD deal; Viridor sponsors football team; MetalMatters milestone; Christmas jumper campaign. (more&...

June 24 Clothing bank 6 November 2015

Textile recyclers call for licensing regime


A licensing regime is needed to rein in unscrupulous operators in the textiles sector – and ensure local authorities can effectively manage risks. This was the message from the Textile Recycling Association (TRA) at the All-...

Retailers such as Marks & Spencer, picutred are signed up to the SCAP 2020 commitment 5 November 2015

SCAP 2020 makes slow progress on clothing waste


Waste arisings from the clothing supply chained have remained ‘stable’ WRAP has claimed, in the two years since the launch of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) 2020 targets. SCAP 2020 launched in June 2013 when WRAP ...

There is little difference between incineration and landfill in regards to carbon emissions, the report argues 28 October 2015

Waste sector has ‘considerable scope’ to cut CO2 in EU


Changing waste management practices across the EU – particularly through boosting aluminium and textile recycling – could play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a new Europe-wide study carried out...

Give your opinion, ask questions and supply an answer.

Valpak 234x60 july 15 Taylors 234x60 Waste Insure 234x60