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'High collection of textiles for recycling possible'

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Jun '20
Circular systems need circular feedstocks. Less than 1 per cent of current textiles are estimated to be recycled into new textiles with most countries lacking robust collection systems. "Yet we know from paper, glass and aluminium that high collection rates are possible when systems are in place," says Nicole Rycroft, founder-executive director, Canopy Planet.

"Governments, brands and producers can all help enable collection and supply of recycled textiles. An increasing number of brands have in-store collection and closed loop supply agreements," Rycroft writes in an article in the hard bound fifth edition of the Sustainability Compendium - ‘Going Circular’ brought out by Fibre2Fashion.

In her article 'Leveraging Fashion's DNA', she says, "Brands are well familiar with the need to ensure that textiles and clothing are fit for circularity. Offering services (like instore repair) and business models that reduce the overall consumption of clothing will accompany efforts to boost the sorting, re-use and recycling of textiles."

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