Textiles Saturday 14 December 2019
24 October 2019

Textiles ‘disrupting recycling’ in Merseyside

The Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has launched a campaign to address the issue of textiles “disrupting” the authority’s recycling process. The initiative is part of MRWA’s “Recycle Right” campaign ...


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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 ...

17 October 2019

Kerbside collections ‘add to textiles pressure’


European textile recyclers have expressed concerns over pricing pressures brought on by increasing quantities of low grade material, and discussed the European Union's plans for more kerbside collections of textiles. Josh Doherty ...

9 October 2019

Oxfam reports positive response to ‘superstore’


Charity Oxfam has reported “incredibly positive” results from its secondhand store and ASDA has cited success in selling surplus or secondhand items. Oxfam opened its first ever ‘superstore’ charity shop in Oxford on 7...

11 September 2019

‘Greater transparency’ needed for textile bank donations


A charity textile recycler has called for greater transparency over where clothing ends up when it is deposited in textile banks. The recommendation from TRAID comes on the back of a survey it commissioned with YouGov which found ...

10 September 2019

Accreditation standard launched for textile recyclers


An accreditation standard has been launched for textile recyclers who trade with charity shops, in an effort to boost standards within the industry. TRUST - Trader Recycling Universal Standard – accreditation is the result of 18...

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 ...

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 ...