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Radical change to happen in global textile recycling

Jun 18, 2021
Radical change to happen in global textile recycling

Milton Keynes (UK)

According to the ‘Circular Textiles For A Sustainable Future’, from PCIAW and Business in the Community (BITC), that guides the government-backed Textiles 2030 initiative, there would be a massive cut in textile waste.

The report reviews current principles and practices in the textile industry and focuses on the present facilities available for recycling technologies and renewable energy. Textiles account for 10% of global carbon emissions, 20% of global industrial wastewater pollution and less than 1% of material used in the production of clothing is recycled.

The report looks at the environmental implications of current textile wastage, alongside ongoing research and cutting-edge practices that should lead to an increase in corporate environmental responsibility in future years. It aims to educate manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and designers in the principles and practices of circularity in textiles and best practice in the disposal and re-use of textiles.


The report says that the textile industry must undertake resource efficiency, end-of-life recyclability and sustainable development from renewable natural materials to reduce further damage to the planet. Manufacturing locally would reduce waste and stimulate local economies that have been disrupted by Coronavirus.


Producers must engage in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) that includes taking responsibility for the entire life cycle of a product, like collection, dismantling, recycling and reusing. It begins with the sourcing of raw materials and includes reducing the carbon impact of the supply chain and distribution network, and disposal of garments in landfills.

PCIAW is collaborating with several companies making eco-conscious professional wear. The association is committed towards innovation, and steer the direction of the professional clothing industry towards a sustainable future. Along with BITC, PCIAW is collaborating with Textiles 2030: Sustainable Textiles Action Plan, WRAP to implement an impactful and collaborative climate action plan for diverse textile companies in the UK.

Source: EIN Presswire

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