Textiles Monday 22 April 2019
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 ...


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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

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.

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...

textiles 27 September 2018

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, ...