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22 February 2021

WRAP lays out 2025 targets for waste-free world

Resources charity WRAP has said a blueprint it has published for a “waste-free world by 2025”, is “one of the most important publications” in its 20 year history. [caption id="attachment_140751" align="alignright" width="...


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19 February 2021

‘First’ automated textiles plant opens in Sweden  


Tomra and Stadler UK have opened a fully automated textile sorting plant in Malmo, Sweden. The plant, which the companies say is the first of its kind, is operated by Swedish waste management company Sysav Industri AB, and...

17 February 2021

WRAP predicts ‘renaissance’ of instore clothing takebacks


Resources charity WRAP has predicted that the in-store takeback of clothing will undergo a “renaissance” when lockdown restrictions are lifted. As a result, the charity has published a best practice guidance for retailers ...

5 February 2021

TRA urges Matt Hancock to give collectors the vaccine


The director of the Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has written to the health secretary, Matt Hancock, calling for waste and recycling collectors be prioritised for the Covid-19 vaccine. In a letter sent today (5 February), ...

28 January 2021

EAC chair calls for kerbside textile and WEEE collections


The chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called for textiles and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to be included among streams requiring mandatory kerbside collections from households. Philip Dunne ...

25 January 2021

TRA warns of unlicensed textile bank operators


The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) is urging local authorities to “undertake due diligence” before appointing new clothing/textiles bank operators. The warning follows “increasing incidents” where councils have ...

17 December 2020

Caerphilly misses target after textiles clampdown


Caerphilly council has said it missed out on reaching the Welsh government’s 65% recycling target because Natural Resources Wales said it didn’t demonstrate enough evidence that its textiles had been sent to recycling destinations.

13 November 2020

UK materials were to be ‘exported out of Sri Lanka’


EXCLUSIVE: Questions about the export of waste to Sri Lanka which have been deemed illegal by Sri Lanka’s Environmental Authority have been raised this week in parliament. And, recycling minister Rebecca Pow has warned that those ...

11 November 2020

Government funds circular economy ‘research centres’


The government has awarded £22.5 million in funding to five research centres in London, Loughborough and Exeter aiming to reduce waste and boost recycling. The research centres will explore how the reuse of waste materials in the...

10 November 2020

WRAP warns clothing retailers over textile waste


Sustainability charity WRAP has warned major clothing retailers and brands they must demonstrate their commitment to making sustainable longer-lasting clothes or risk losing sales. WRAP says many businesses have responded to ...