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Second-hand clothing and international reuse.
Clothing donation services remain the largest volume aggregation tool for unwanted clothing in Australia and this is a reminder that rebuilding this from the ground up will delay us a decade, and that’s time we don’t have.
Clothing Textiles Waste on Minister’s Waste List
Tackling clothing and apparel textile waste is an important priority for retailers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.