Textiles Sunday 29 November 2015
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 ...


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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-...

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...

In 2014, 28% of waste carpets were diverted from landfill according to CRUK 26 October 2015

Carpet recyclers ‘need higher value outlets’


More work is needed to find higher value outlets for carpet recycling and reuse, a trade association for the sector has suggested. Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK), which represents the UK’s carpet manufacturers, retailers and ...

One of the WRAP schemes aims to reduce the environmental impact of WEEE and textiles 22 October 2015

WRAP Cymru rolls out £9.5m recycling initiatives


The Welsh Government is to pour £9.5 million into three new recycling programmes launched today (October 22) at the WRAP Cymru Conference in Cardiff. The initiatives, which are to be spearheaded by WRAP Cymru, will focus on ...

Clothing 21 October 2015

WRAP takes lead on European textile recycling project


A £2.6 million project to reduce clothing waste across Europe launches today (October 21) – led by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). A range of organisations are to work together to design and specify products...

Wilcox has stopped its outreach collection scheme for charity shops in Devon and Dorset 14 October 2015

Wilcox cuts charity textile collections in South West England


JMP Wilcox & Co has cut outreach collections of charity textiles in Devon and Dorset, blaming a fall in market prices. Wilcox, one of the largest textile recyclers in the UK, has historically collected clothing material from ...

The recycling force is strong as SWEEEP asks sci-fi fans to recycle 16 July 2015

News in brief (16/07/2015)


With news on; Taylor Wincanton partnership, Nottinghamshire transfer stations open; Norfolk councils in textile framework contract; Great Yarmouth skip art, and; SWEEEP promotes WEEE recycling in a galaxy far far away  

April 7 Generic pile of textiles 26 May 2015

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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