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A CIWM and ECAP workshop to be 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.
It was quite an autumn for me as Chair. I’m nearing the end of my first year, and I can really say it has been a non-stop round of meetings and conferences getting the local authority word out there for our members.
Reporting recycling rates in tonnes collected can be misleading, because not all material collected for recycling is suitable to actually be recycled. An examination of weight-based targets suggests that alternative measurements will actually improve recycling rates, writes Peter Clayson, General Manager for Business Development and External Affairs at DS Smith Recycling.
This one day seminar will provide attendees with an in-depth look at the key issues facing the British recycling industry in 2018. the event will explore how the UK Recycling industry can achieve the 2030 recycling targets Our expert speakers will discuss the role of the plastics pact, the future of DRS and will engage in a panel debate on the benefits of Upcycling or downcycling.
During the afternoon session the event will explore the role of bioplastics before we look at innovating plastics
recycling techniques and funding opportunities.