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25 June 2020

BIR finds world ‘beset by challenges’

A picture of ‘the recycling world’ beset by challenges because of COVID-19 has been painted by the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling in a second quarter report from its global Ambassadors. In a report issued ...


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23 June 2020

Exeter warns residents about low quality textiles


Exeter residents have been urged to dispose of clothes responsibly after bags of old garments were left dumped next to clothing banks. The council has also warned that there is "currently no market for rags", with countries like ...

18 June 2020

Worn Again Technologies secures £7m of investment


Polymer recycling technology company Worn Again Technologies has announced that it has secured around £7.1 million in equity capital from investors. With its investors, the company, which originates from East London, is ...

16 June 2020

WRAP unveils changes to £1.5 million textiles fund


Resources charity WRAP has made a number of changes to its £1.5 million fund to support textile recycling projects, in an effort to "streamline the process" and ensure funds can be allocated more quickly.  Launched on 23 March, ...

29 May 2020

Textile recyclers prepare for shop reopenings


Discussions are underway between charity shops and textile recyclers over the cost of collecting unsold stock, as non-essential retailers begin to open their doors next month.   Both sides have ...

21 May 2020

UK markets ‘under pressure but improving’


A Covid-19 update from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has said that parts of the UK recycling market are under "severe pressure", but business is "slowly improving". The update, published earlier this week (19 May) by...

textiles 13 May 2020

Textile Recycling Association seeking government help


VIDEO REPORT: The Textile Recycling Association says it is “actively seeking” help from the government to relieve some of the pressure the sector is facing from export markets restrictions.   ...

7 May 2020

TRA director warns of textiles gate fee


The director of the Textile Recycling Association has warned that gate fees could be introduced for textile banks in the UK after a slump in global demand for used clothing.   Alan Wheeler, director ...

29 April 2020

Local authorities praised by charity sector  


The charity sector has praised local authorities for helping to clear dumped clothing and other items outside charity shops and banks which has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite issuing public warnings not to ...

21 April 2020

‘Challenging future’ for textile recycling industry


Textile recyclers have warned that parts of the industry could collapse as supply reduces domestically and demand from across the world falls.