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Guidance on re-use and recycling

What can my organisation do?

Working collaboratively, organisations in the clothing industry can find new opportunities and develop fresh revenue streams by diverting some of the 30% of our textiles that end up landfill into markets for re-use and recycling.

By using WRAP’s independent research, re-use organisations, reprocessors and local authorities can learn how to build effective partnerships, gain advice on good practice and implement schemes to increase collection rates.

Retailer clothing take-back guide

Guidance designed to help retailers, brands and their re-use/recycling partners either set up from scratch, or improve on a clothing take-back scheme.

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Textiles market situation report

Our in-depth analysis on the latest economic trends and developments affecting the capture, re-use, and recycling of key recovered materials.

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Guidance on textile collection

Our Textiles Collection Guide is designed to help local authorities and textiles collectors increase re-use and recycling and reduce the amount of textiles arriving at landfill.

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Textiles collections procurement guide

Our procurement guide helps local authorities and textiles collectors operate effective and resilient collection arrangements that strike a balance between service costs and quality.

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Textile Recycling & Reprocessing

Fibre to fibre recycling

To meet future demand for clothing, and to minimise the environmental impacts of manufacturing new clothing, there is a need for alternative sources of fibre including, potentially, recycled fibres. Read our economic and financial sustainability assessment.

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De-labelling branded corporate-wear for re-use

Our report identifies commercially viable and emerging de-labelling or de-branding technologies that might be utilised for end of life corporate-wear and assesses their cost and carbon impacts alongside the economic benefits of garment re-use.

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