Textile is going EPR…

Last Wednesday, MEPs voted in favour to introduce EPR (extended producer responsibility) for textile waste as part of the EU’s Waste Framework Directive.

Within 18 months EPR is set to be a reality for producers in EU member states – first countries, including France, the Netherlands and Italy have already introduced laws.

In the Netherlands all companies putting textiles on the market must join a PRO (producer responsibility organisation) – there is no minimum thresholds for small companies.

The PROs must lay the groundwork for setting up collection systems, fulfilling recycling and reuse targets, and taking care of registration and reporting.

Landbell Group has already set up our first PROs for textiles, ERP Netherlands and ERP Italia Tessile (and we’re committed to setting up more).

So, if your brand needs guidance, now might be a good time to get in touch with our colleagues there.

There is more on textile recycling – this week, the Green Alley Award announced the six finalists: one offers a solution for textiles recycling.

Next week, I’ll start a short series of posts looking at them and the five other startups…

textiles #epr PROs

This is from a LinkedIn post by Jan Patrick Schulz, Landbell Group’s CEO. Check out all his posts here.