UK consults on national plan to remove harmful chemicals from environment

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemical substances that are slow to degrade, can accumulate in human and animal tissue and are often discovered long distances from their place of manufacture or use

Five new circular economy centres backed with £22.5m government funding

They will explore how reusing waste materials in the textiles, construction, chemical and metal industries could deliver environmental benefits

New €4m boost for climate start-ups affected by COVID-19

The nine ventures selected for funding develop innovations in agriculture, energy and industry and will receive between €320,000 and €500,000

Government offers £4.7m to drive up plastics and textiles recycling

The UK generates around 2.4m tonnes of packaging waste a year and in 2015, around 300,000 tonnes of clothing were sent to landfill or incinerated

Sustainability hits the high street with new H&M clothing line

It hopes the range of recycled products will showcase the increasing possibilities of sustainable fashion

The North Face climbs towards circular economy with recycled clothing

The adventuring equipment and outerwear company hopes to cut waste with the new range

IKEA puts together pilot textile recycling scheme

IKEA Cardiff is piloting a new scheme to repair, reuse and recycle the local community’s unwanted textile products. In partnership with charity YMCA, customers will be able to bring anything from old clothing to soft furnishings to the store for the retailer to donate to the local community, including low-income families, charity shops and the homeless. IKEA also plans […]

£185,000 boost for textile recycling in London

Funding worth £185,000 has been awarded to six recycling firms to boost the reuse and recycling of clothing, carpets and mattresses in the capital. The cash will help introduce carpet recycling at local household waste and recycling sites and a kerbside collection service which will allow clothing to be recycled alongside other goods. Around 200,000 […]