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21 June 2018

Textiles Recycling Association announces new president

The new president of the Textiles Recycling Association (TRA) has pledged to continue the work of the Association to increase material quality, as well as clamping down on theft.  [caption id="attachment_124279" align="alignright...

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10 April 2018

Fatality at Erith textiles recycler

 

A post-mortem examination has commenced today following the death of a man at a textiles recycling facility in Erith on Friday (6 April). The incident took place just before 10am at a site operated by Moosh Limited on the Europa ...

9 April 2018

Textiles sorting machine unveiled

 

VIDEO REPORT: A machine which can sort recycled textiles into 14 separate fibre types at a rate which is claimed to be six times faster than a human can achieve, has been unveiled in Holland. The Fibersort machine sees a load of ...

22 February 2018

Rochdale textiles company hit with HSE fine

 

A Rochdale-based textiles recycling company has been fined an overall total of more than £13,000 after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery. Anglo Recycling, based in Whitworth, was found to have failed to ...

16 January 2018

East European textile ‘slaves’ found by Northumbria police

 

Northumbria Police have rescued a dozen alleged slaves yesterday (15 January) who were believed to have been trafficked into the UK to collect donated clothes from households. An investigation was launched last year after the ...

31 October 2017

Savanna Rags fined £650,000 after death of worker

 

Textile recycler Savanna Rags International has been prosecuted after an 76-year-old worker was fatally injured, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced yesterday (30 October). The HSE said that the Magistrates’ Court in...

25 October 2017

Windsor introduces pink bags for textiles

 

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has introduced pink bags for discarded textiles collected for recycling.   In an announcement, the council said that the brightly coloured bags will make textiles more visible to ...

26 July 2017

Salvation Army offers recycling at student accommodation

 

University accommodation provider Campus Living Villages and Salvation Army Trading Company have teamed up to help students recycle unwanted items at the end of term. Across 17 of Campus Living Villages’ accommodation sites...

26 June 2017

WRAP promotes clothing durability actions

 

WRAP has updated its Sustainable Clothing Guide with ‘key information’ and advice on extending the active life of clothing. According to WRAP, the guide aims to help designers, buyers, technologists, and manufacturers to ...

22 June 2017

Zero Waste Scotland reports growth of ‘Revolve’ standard

 

Zero Waste Scotland has announced that two private sector businesses have joined its reuse quality certification scheme, Revolve. The addition of textile recycling company Nathan’s Wastesavers and IT asset recovery firm Re-tek ...

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