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Tackling textile waste – from school uniforms to tradies gear

Australians discard an average of 31 kilos of textile waste per person annually, at a national rate of 15 tonnes of textile waste every ten minutes.

BY Camille Reed

POSTED February 10, 2021

ACTA one of 15 recycling projects awarded in National Product Stewardship Investment Fund

ACTA’s Circular Threads project will develop a business case and design a product stewardship scheme to collect, reuse and recycle uniforms and workwear.

BY ACTA

POSTED November 12, 2020

Closing the loop one product at a time in textiles

Envisioning nature’s circular eco-process and adapting a sustainable mode of action, textiles towards net-zero emissions from production and waste is an achievable goal.

BY ACTA

POSTED September 30, 2020

The role of textiles towards net-zero carbon emissions

Envisioning nature’s circular eco-process and adapting a sustainable mode of action, textiles towards net-zero emissions from production and waste is an achievable goal.

BY ACTA

POSTED August 5, 2020

Examining Textile Waste from Brands and Charities

Less than one 1% of textile waste is recycled in Australia. Typically recycling textiles is a mechanical recycling process, turning garments into stuffing or rags.

BY ACTA

POSTED July 29, 2020

Textiles: Do we really know what we’re dealing with?

It’s likely that textiles waste is the third-largest component in kerbside domestic waste, following food waste and contaminated paper.

BY ACTA

POSTED July 17, 2020

From Textile Waste Management to Textile Values Measurement

Textiles are known to have a disproportionately high carbon impact, making improvement in this area a meaningful way to contribute to the larger state targets on emissions reductions.

BY ACTA

POSTED June 10, 2020

Covid-19: Fashion Retails Biggest Disruption Since GFC

During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, local businesses reported a fifty-six per cent (56%) drop in online sales and a gargantuan eighty-seven per cent (87%) drop from in-store sales. 

BY ACTA

POSTED May 28, 2020