Textiles Tuesday 25 June 2019
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 ...


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27 April 2017

John Lewis praises ‘trustworthy’ mattress recycler


Blackburn-based The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) has announced that it recycled 58,000 used mattresses received from retailer John Lewis in 2016. TFRG which is continuing to work with John Lewis this year, said today (27 April...

10 April 2017

Sainsbury’s issues reminder over clothing banks


Supermarket retail chain Sainsbury’s is reminding shoppers of the presence of charity banks for used-clothing at 340 of its stores, ahead of what it claims is a peak time for consumers to get rid of clothing. Sainsbury’s ...

13 March 2017

National Bed Federation reports drop in mattress recycling


A decline in the number of mattresses reported as having been ‘recycled’ in the UK in 2015 has been blamed on a reduction in sites accepting the material, a report produced by the National Bed Federation (NBF) has suggested. ...

9 March 2017

News in Brief (09/03/2017)


With news on: BMRA scrap laws response; CIWM consumer report, and; eight join ECAP board.

8 February 2017

Textile recyclers in appeal over East Africa trade


A delegation from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has travelled to Nairobi to meet trade advisors from the World Bank, to discuss the future of the trade in used textiles to East Africa. The group included BIR ...

25 January 2017

Kent mattress recycler found guilty of exemptions breach


The operator of a waste site in Ashford, Kent, was found guilty for failing to comply with waste exemptions over the storage of mattresses, at a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday (23 January). Lewis Bertram, trading ...

16 January 2017

TRA in warning over ‘fake’ charity clothing banks


The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has called on landowners, local authorities and clothing bank operators to be vigilant over the potential use of clothing banks falsely claiming to be linked to charities.  

21 December 2016

WRAP publishes textile collections procurement guide


Waste and resources charity WRAP has published a Textiles Collections Procurement Guide to assist local authorities in delivering collection services for clothing. Published last week (14 December) the guide provides ...

8 December 2016

Veolia partners with Reuseful on PPE project


A partnership between Veolia and charity Reuseful UK has reported positive results in recycling and reusing used personal protective equipment (PPE) from the company’s London contracts. The project, called ‘Re:Form’, ...