Textiles Tuesday 20 August 2019
15 August 2019

Quality concerns hit kerbside textile recycling

EXCLUSIVE: Material quality, tightening end markets and low participation rates are seeing councils review their kerbside textile recycling collections, letsrecycle.com has learned. Among the major market challenges at ...


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9 August 2019

Textile recycler hits £9 million donation milestone


One of the leading textile recycling organisations has announced that it has reached the £9 million milestone of funds raised for partner charities across the UK. The Bag it Up (BIU) Group, which collects and recycles clothes, ...

25 July 2019

Villiers faces questions on plastics and textiles


In her first engagement as Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers has outlined the government’s commitment to tackling plastic waste through the Resources and Waste Strategy. Her comments came in response to questions from MPs ...

25 June 2019

TRA calls for 2022 timetable for textile EPR


The textile recycling sector must lobby government for proposals on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for clothing waste from 2022, the Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has urged. Alan Wheeler, director of the TRA, made ...

18 June 2019

Government rules out landfill ban for textiles waste


The government today (18 June) has rejected a call to ban used textiles from landfill and instead has pointed to proposals in the Resources & Waste Strategy and plans for more extended producer responsibility schemes. In ...

12 June 2019

WRAP offers £4.7 million fund for plastics and textiles


WRAP has announced the launch of a £4.7 million capital grant scheme for infrastructure projects for the recycling of plastic packaging or textile waste. Applicants are being invited to apply for between £200,000 and £1 million...

25 April 2019

Fast fashion ‘a social and environmental problem’


Efforts to tackle textile waste and other environmental impacts from ‘fast fashion’ could hit the poorest of society, a panel session in London heard this week. The ‘Fashion Question Time’ event took place the V&A ...

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

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 ...