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Textiles recycling market edges down

Textiles recyclers have expressed concern that prices being paid for their materials have weakened, as an excess of material and problems with destination markets influence the market. However views within the sector as to the extent of the vary, ...


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15 February 2019

London Fashion Week sparks recycling debate


The start of London Fashion Week – which launches today (15 February) – has led to renewed calls for retailers and manufacturers to work with the textile recycling industry to address waste from ‘fast fashion’. London ...

23 January 2019

‘Modest growth’ in carpet recycling rate


The UK’s carpet recycling industry association has released 2018 data pointing a jump in the tonnage of carpet waste collected for recycling and reuse, but with the sector still on course to miss its 2020 landfill diversion target.

3 January 2019

I&G Cohen to be ‘absorbed’ into UK’s largest textiles business


Salford-based textiles recycling firm I&G Cohen is set to be ‘dissolved’ and merged into the UK’s largest textiles business, the Textile Recycling International group. Papers for the dissolution have been filed with ...

18 October 2018

Agency boosts training to counter modern slavery


The Environment Agency has trained “over 100 staff” to spot signs of modern slavery in the waste sector, in response to statistics which showed that around two-thirds of victims have worked in the industry. The Agency made...

24 September 2018

News in Brief (24/09/2018)


With news on: Viridor survey highlights recycling frustration; Willshee’s helps McDonalds’ food waste collections; ‘Female Banksy’ joins textile recycling campaign; and, Geminor and DFDS launch RDF ...

5 September 2018

Ward unveils textile recycling division


Derbyshire-based metal recycling and waste management business Ward has announced the launch of a textile recycling division to be known as 'WARDRobe'. The company, which operates across England, said it also hopes to be working ...

21 June 2018

Textiles Recycling Association announces new president


The new president of the Textiles Recycling Association (TRA) has pledged to continue the work of the Association to increase material quality, as well as clamping down on theft.  Wendy Yarney, charity partnerships director ...

10 April 2018

Fatality at Erith textiles recycler


A post-mortem examination has commenced today following the death of a man at a textiles recycling facility in Erith on Friday (6 April). The incident took place just before 10am at a site operated by Moosh Limited on the Europa ...

9 April 2018

Textiles sorting machine unveiled


VIDEO REPORT: A machine which can sort recycled textiles into 14 separate fibre types at a rate which is claimed to be six times faster than a human can achieve, has been unveiled in Holland. The Fibersort machine sees a load of ...