Textiles Tuesday 25 June 2019
18 June 2019

Government rules out landfill ban for textiles waste

The government today (18 June) has rejected a call to ban used textiles from landfill and instead has pointed to proposals in the Resources & Waste Strategy and plans for more extended producer responsibility schemes. In ...


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12 June 2019

WRAP offers £4.7 million fund for plastics and textiles


WRAP has announced the launch of a £4.7 million capital grant scheme for infrastructure projects for the recycling of plastic packaging or textile waste. Applicants are being invited to apply for between £200,000 and £1 million...

25 April 2019

Fast fashion ‘a social and environmental problem’


Efforts to tackle textile waste and other environmental impacts from ‘fast fashion’ could hit the poorest of society, a panel session in London heard this week. The ‘Fashion Question Time’ event took place the V&A ...

5 April 2019

Bristol shops find ‘fake’ textiles recycling bank


National media including the Daily Mail and the BBC today highlighted the placing of a textiles recycling bank placed outside of shops in Downend, Bristol without any authorisation. Local shops group Cleeve Wood Road, said “the shop owners have ...

28 March 2019

Textiles recycling news round-up (28/03/2019)


With news on: Chris Carey's Collections fire; West Sussex releases textile waste video; TRAID outlines results of textiles campaign; European organisation calls for ‘decisive’ textile measures

5 March 2019

US firm develops ‘chemical recycling process’ for plastic


US chemical firm Eastman is developing a process to recycle polyester plastic waste, breaking down the material through a chemical process so that it can then be used in the production of new polymers. And the UK is one of the ...

28 February 2019

Landsec launches textile recycling drive


One of the UK’s largest retail property owners will trial a textile recycling scheme, which it hopes would provide a potential alternative to a 'recycling tax' on new garments. Landsec – which owns and manages around 26 ...

19 February 2019

MPs call for investment in clothing recycling


VIDEO REPORT: The Environmental Audit Committee has released the final report in its inquiry into sustainability in the fashion industry, calling on the government to implement extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation in the sector...

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.