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4 May 2021

CRA backs Asda’s move into second hand textiles

The Charity Retail Association (CRA) has welcomed Asda’s move last week to begin selling second hand clothes, saying any initiatives to “drive down textile waste” are welcome. The supermarket giant last week announced it ...


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27 April 2021

TRA warns of ‘difficult decisions’ for textiles sector


The textiles sector will have to make “difficult” decisions on how to reduce the consumption of new clothing, according to the director of the Textiles Recycling Association (TRA). The comments from Alan Wheeler came as ...

21 April 2021

Recyclers welcome reopening of charity shops


Charity shops are seeing a "strong influx" of textile donations in their first week of trading since reopening over a week ago (12 April), but difficulties reported by recyclers remain. While increased tonnages have been ...

8 April 2021

WRAP to launch Textiles 2030 programme 


Resources charity WRAP will launch its Textiles 2030 programme on 26 April, a voluntary initiative which will aim to “slash the impact” that textiles have on the environment. On the launch day, WRAP will unveil the ‘...

29 March 2021

Nearly 90% of Herts recycling processed in UK


The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) has published its first end destination report for reuse and recycling, which shows 86.52% of material collected found a final destination in the UK. The report, released on Friday (26 ...

23 March 2021

TRA backs Defra’s pledges to cut textile waste


The Textile Recycling Association has welcomed the government’s announcement last week that it will consult on an extender producer responsibility (EPR) system for textiles by the end of 2022. As part of its Waste Prevention ...

19 March 2021

Squeeze looms on charity shop textile collection prices


The charity shop sector is anticipating an influx of clothing donations once non-essential retail is allowed to open on 12 April, but some recyclers have said difficulties in the export market will limit what they can pay. While a...

18 March 2021

Defra unveils Waste Prevention Programme


Defra has marked Global Recycling Day by unveiling a set of measures to reduce waste as part of an updated Waste Prevention Programme. The Waste Prevention Programme for England sets out how the government and industry “can take...

12 March 2021

Textile collections to restart in Colchester 


Colchester borough council has said kerbside textile collections are to restart next month under a new contract with Essex Textiles, more than a year since they were suspended.  Colchester borough council confirmed that the ...

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. Published recently after being circulated among ...