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Urgent Need for Improved Textile Waste Management in Europe, Reports European Environment Agency

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The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a briefing revealing that most textile waste in Europe is currently unsorted, with only 25% collected separately for reuse and recycling. The report underscores the urgent need to scale up sorting and recycling capacities as EU Member States prepare to implement mandatory separate collection systems for textiles starting next year. The EU Waste Framework Directive and proposed revisions aim to introduce Extended Producer Responsibility, making producers accountable for the entire lifecycle of textile products. The EEA emphasizes the necessity of harmonizing definitions and reporting practices to address discrepancies in waste classification.



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