Textiles Friday 22 September 2017


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


26 June 2017

WRAP promotes clothing durability actions


WRAP has updated its Sustainable Clothing Guide with ‘key information’ and advice on extending the active life of clothing. According to WRAP, the guide aims to help designers, buyers, technologists, and manufacturers to ...

22 June 2017

Zero Waste Scotland reports growth of ‘Revolve’ standard


Zero Waste Scotland has announced that two private sector businesses have joined its reuse quality certification scheme, Revolve. The addition of textile recycling company Nathan’s Wastesavers and IT asset recovery firm Re-tek ...

7 June 2017

IKEA Cardiff launches textiles take-back scheme


IKEA UK & Ireland has launched a textile take-back scheme at its Cardiff store, which if successful could potentially be rolled out nationally. IKEA said, as its first textile take-back initiative in the UK, the scheme will ...

6 June 2017

Trio win funding for South Wales mattress recycling research


Three organisations have won funding bids to develop sustainable solutions for the textile content of used mattresses, as part of an ongoing competition run by Rhondda Cynon Taf council in South Wales. The three successful bidders...

12 May 2017

Textile recycler Wilcox expands with Cohen acquisition


A new force has been created within the UK’s textiles recycling sector with the acquisition of Manchester-based I & G Cohen Ltd by JMP Wilcox & Co of the West Midlands. The deal, agreed last month (April 2017), sees ...

27 April 2017

John Lewis praises ‘trustworthy’ mattress recycler


Blackburn-based The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) has announced that it recycled 58,000 used mattresses received from retailer John Lewis in 2016. TFRG which is continuing to work with John Lewis this year, said today (27 April...

10 April 2017

Sainsbury’s issues reminder over clothing banks


Supermarket retail chain Sainsbury’s is reminding shoppers of the presence of charity banks for used-clothing at 340 of its stores, ahead of what it claims is a peak time for consumers to get rid of clothing. Sainsbury’s ...

13 March 2017

National Bed Federation reports drop in mattress recycling


A decline in the number of mattresses reported as having been ‘recycled’ in the UK in 2015 has been blamed on a reduction in sites accepting the material, a report produced by the National Bed Federation (NBF) has suggested. ...

9 March 2017

News in Brief (09/03/2017)


With news on: BMRA scrap laws response; CIWM consumer report, and; eight join ECAP board.

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