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30 March 2020

Recyclers seeing impact of charity shop closures

Textile recyclers have told letsrecycle.com that segments of the industry have come to a

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23 March 2020

WRAP announces £1.5 milion textiles grant fund

 

Resources charity WRAP has announced a £1.5 million grant fund to support projects that provide innovative ways to recycle or re-use textiles. With grants of between £20,000 and £170,000 available to organisations of any size, ...

28 February 2020

Reuse needed to boost UK textile market

 

More domestic end markets for textiles need to be found through reuse or the UK risks facing a “mountain” of clothing being sent to incineration or landfill. That was the verdict of Sinead Murphy, business account manager at ...

20 February 2020

Textiles ‘dumped’ abroad prompts TRA warning

 

The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has called for “better regulation” in the sector following an ITV report which showed several tonnes of imported textile waste dumped in Ghana. ITV News published a report earlier ...

20 February 2020

Immigration points system could hit waste workforce

 

EXCLUSIVE: The waste and recycling sector could be hit by a shortage of workers as a result of the government’s points-based immigration system, industry figures have told letsrecycle.com. However, some also said that ...

8 January 2020

Fairport Containers strikes Salvation Army deal

 

Waste container specialist Fairport Containers has signed a deal with the Salvation Army Trading Company for the transport and refurbishment of its textile banks. Fairport Containers – which announced the deal earlier this week (06 ...

6 January 2020

Low quality sees Gloucester drop kerbside textiles

 

Gloucester city council has ceased the kerbside collection of textiles, citing pricing pressures brought on by increasing quantities of low-grade material. First introduced in January 2017, Gloucester’s kerbside collection was ...

20 December 2019

EuRIC calls for ‘textile strategy’

 

The European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC) has called for “an ambitious strategy on textiles” which will include extended producer responsibility legislation and incentives to boost end markets.    The ...

17 December 2019

WRAP cites textile success despite target miss

 

Resources charity WRAP has released a report “exploring the achievements ” of the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP), an EU-funded project which aimed to reduce clothing waste across the continent. But, the overall tonnage ...

2 December 2019

Carpet recycling body hits back at UKWIN report

 

The trade body for carpet recyclers has hit back at a report which claimed the amount of carpets being sent for energy recovery is being “hidden”. On Thursday, 28 November, a joint investigation from UKWIN with Changing ...