Radio 4 – You and Yours Programme – 26th December 2008.
According to the government research, clothes waste is the fastest growing waste of all, so how good are we at recycling clothes? You and Yours investigates. Guests : Michael Jack MP Chair of the Environment Select Committee and Alan Wheeler, Textile Recycling Association. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours/items/01/2008_52_fri.shtml
Guardian Article of Interest
Have you ever wondered what happens to your clothing once you place it in a council
approved textile recycling bank? Read “Clothes Line”, by Michael Durham published
in The Guardian on 25th February 2004 and follow the trail of a £50 blouse from a
recycling bank in Ashby-de-la-zouch to a small Zambian village hut. http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1155254,00.html
Maximising Reuse and Recycling of UK Clothing and Textiles – EV0421 – published by DEFRA, 2010.
The overall aim of this project is to report up-to-date, comprehensive and robust data on the quality and quantity of clothing and textile waste in the UK and present and evaluate strategies for environmentally sound End-of-Life (EOL) management, in particular increasing reuse and recycling rates.
“Well dressed? The present and future sustainability of clothing and textiles in the United Kingdom”. –
Recycling of Low Grade Clothing Waste
Oakdene Hollins, September 2006 (PDF file)
The primary purpose of the study into the Recycling of Low Grade Clothing Waste is to integrate an economic and market study of the used clothing recycling industry in the UK with technological developments which are aimed at improving the markets for recycling grades of clothing.