Textiles Wednesday 25 November 2020
13 November 2020

UK materials were to be ‘exported out of Sri Lanka’

EXCLUSIVE: Questions about the export of waste to Sri Lanka which have been deemed illegal by Sri Lanka’s Environmental Authority have been raised this week in parliament. And, recycling minister Rebecca Pow has warned that those ...


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11 November 2020

Government funds circular economy ‘research centres’


The government has awarded £22.5 million in funding to five research centres in London, Loughborough and Exeter aiming to reduce waste and boost recycling. The research centres will explore how the reuse of waste materials in the...

10 November 2020

WRAP warns clothing retailers over textile waste


Sustainability charity WRAP has warned major clothing retailers and brands they must demonstrate their commitment to making sustainable longer-lasting clothes or risk losing sales. WRAP says many businesses have responded to ...

20 October 2020

Textiles recycling ‘two years from normal’


A webinar held by the textiles division of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) heard that the sector is up to two years away from returning to “business as normal”.   And, the Textiles Recycling Association (TRA) ...

19 October 2020

Kerbside textile service can cut costs, WRAP says


Up to 5% of municipal residual waste is made up of textiles, WRAP has claimed, stating that local authorities could save on disposal costs by rolling out a kerbside textile collection service. And, Julia Bragg, recycling and ...

13 October 2020

Regulator warns ‘Helping Our Future’ textiles charity


The Charity Commission has issued an official warning to a Wolverhampton-based charity for “repeated failure to engage with the regulator”. The Commission opened a regulatory compliance case into the charity, Helping Our ...

15 September 2020

MPs urge government to fund UK fabric recycling


A cross-party group of MPs has called on the government to increase funding given to fabric recycling projects to enable a more circular economy in the textile recycling industry.   The recommendation came from the All-Party...

28 August 2020

Kenya further eases mitumba import restrictions


The Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta met with the Mitumba Association yesterday to unveil a further easing of the restrictions on the import of used clothing into the country.   Mr Kenyatta met with the association’s chair ...

14 August 2020

Kenya ‘lifts ban on used clothing imports’


EXCLUSIVE: It’s believed that the Kenyan government has today (14 August) lifted its ban on the import of used clothing, which was introduced in March over fears it could bring coronavirus into the country.  The relaxation of ...

27 July 2020

H&M recycled dress ‘well received’


Clothing retailer H&M has said a dress it launched earlier this year dubbed as one of the world’s first truly recycled clothing items has been “greatly appreciated”. In a move welcomed by the Textile Recycling ...

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