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UKFT's Sustainability Conference: 26 September 2024

Tackling Textile Waste in the UK: Legislation, Impact and Solutions

 

Recognising the environmental impact of textile waste, stakeholders have increasingly turned their attention to circular economy principles, seeking innovative solutions to reduce waste and resource depletion. The adoption of recycling technologies and practices has emerged as a key strategy, aimed at diverting textile waste from landfills and repurposing it into new materials or products.

Simultaneously, the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has gained traction, shifting the onus onto manufacturers and retailers to take responsibility for the end-of-life management of their products. EPR mandates incentivise producers to design products with recyclability in mind and invest in collection, recycling and disposal infrastructure.

This conference will provide leading UK brands and retailers provide with an overview of the progress made so far in developing recycling infrastructure and EPR frameworks within the industry.

Registrations will open soon.

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