Many clothing companies do not know where to start with textile recycling. REMO (The Recycle Movement) shows them the way using its extensive network. In this role, REMO is also involved in a number of pilot projects for the European LIFE project ECAP: European Clothing Action Plan.
Have you been to a festival this summer? If so, there is every chance that you will have seen a sea of discarded and trampled on plastic beakers. Together with colleagues from the Waste and Materials department, Emile Bruls is working with various festival organisers to reduce and recycle large quantities of waste at festivals. ‘Rijkswaterstaat is a knowledge institute in the field of waste.
Something a small country can be big in: waste! Dutch waste technology companies are advising Canada regarding modernising their waste processing. Rijkswaterstaat (RWS, Department of Waterways and Public Works) is helping to create contacts with Canadian government organisations.
MADE-BY and Rijkswaterstaat are launching a joint European LIFE Project. This project aims at improving the sustainability of the textile supply chain and boosting the circular economy. To achieve this, they are working with partners in England and Denmark. The project has a budget of € 3.6 million. It aims to reduce the amount of clothing entering landfill sites or incinerators in Europe by 90,000 tons per year in 2019.