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Clothing Textiles Waste on Minister’s Waste List

Tackling clothing and apparel textile waste is an important priority for retailers.

BY Camille Reed

POSTED June 28, 2021

Australia’s first Clothing and Textiles Waste Roundtable

The Roundtable marked a special occasion in the history books for the Australian apparel and textile industry. The Federal Government has recognised the importance of establishing environmentally sustainable and economical recovery pathways for textiles waste.

BY Camille Reed

POSTED June 1, 2021

Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA) welcomes new Director

In 2021, the Australasian Circular Textile Association’s Co-Directors Camille Reed and Blake Lindley will be joined by Antony Sprigg; onboard as ACTA’s new Non-Executive Director.

BY Camille Reed

POSTED April 8, 2021

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