Textiles Thursday 20 February 2020
8 January 2020

Fairport Containers strikes Salvation Army deal

Waste container specialist Fairport Containers has signed a deal with the Salvation Army Trading Company for the transport and refurbishment of its textile banks. Fairport Containers – which announced the deal earlier this week (06 ...


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6 January 2020

Low quality sees Gloucester drop kerbside textiles


Gloucester city council has ceased the kerbside collection of textiles, citing pricing pressures brought on by increasing quantities of low-grade material. First introduced in January 2017, Gloucester’s kerbside collection was ...

20 December 2019

EuRIC calls for ‘textile strategy’


The European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC) has called for “an ambitious strategy on textiles” which will include extended producer responsibility legislation and incentives to boost end markets.    The ...

17 December 2019

WRAP cites textile success despite target miss


Resources charity WRAP has released a report “exploring the achievements ” of the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP), an EU-funded project which aimed to reduce clothing waste across the continent. But, the overall tonnage ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...