CIWM & ECAP workshop to discuss future of UK textile collections

01 November 2018

A CIWM and ECAP workshop held in December will discuss the way forward for the collection of used textiles in the UK.

The European Commission’s Circular Economy Package requires local authorities to collect textiles by 2025. This will potentially leave textile merchants and charity shops with a drop in stock.

The workshop will look to discuss these issues as well as facilitate the opportunity for attendees to add their thoughts to the discussion.

Legislation changes to the registration of exemptions from permitting may mean that some textile storage facilities will also require an environmental permit at some point in the future, which means an interest in “waste” from the textiles sector may increase.

The workshop will also look at the ECAP project report, “Used textile collection in European Cities” , which looks at the way clothing is collected in Europe and looks at “collaboration between actors”. 

“I believe this is just the start of something quite big,” said CIWM’s Senior Technical Advisor Kim Mynard, “there are many initiatives that the UK hasn’t considered and as is not on the radar of waste management companies.

The workshop will have talks from:

  • ECAP Project on the study in 7 European cities
  • London Waste and Recycling Board
  • British Heart Foundation
  • John Cotton Nonwoven Division
  • University of Leeds – School of Design
  • Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC)
  • Waste and Resource Action Plan (WRAP)

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 4 December 2018 from 09:30 – 16:00 at South Staffordshire Business Hub, Codsall. Please email  to reserve your FREE place. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

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