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Why environmental compliance for textiles?

With less than 1% of textiles globally being recycled into new products, and a staggering 12.6 million tonnes of textile waste generated annually in the EU alone, the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for textiles is paramount.

Embracing EPR will result in: 

  • Prevention and reduction of waste from textiles across the EU,
  • Enhancement of infrastructure to facilitate recycling processes,
  • Encouragement of investments in innovative technologies for textile recycling,
  • Creation of incentives for the development of environmentally friendly textile designs.


Why act now?

The European Parliament is calling for action to ensure environmental sustainability of the textiles sector through its proposal of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation for textiles.

Upon its approval, this legislation will mandate the establishment of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes for textiles within each EU country within a span of 18 months. Many nations might opt for earlier implementation.

Get Textiles EPR ready

As a business, you will need to consider several factors and the potential impact in preparation for Textiles EPR. This could minimise any negative effects and maximise the benefits for the environment and your organisation. Obligated parties, among others, comprise producers, importers, retailers, and foreign distant sellers.

Key aspects to understand and prepare for:

Getting ahead of the Textile EPR curve with ReDress

Explore our array of services under Reconomy’s comprehensive ReDress program, designed to assist businesses in navigating the complexities of textiles Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). With our specialist capabilities, we offer solutions designed to suit your specific requirements.

Our offerings include:

In April 2024, we set up our first Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) for textiles in Italy. As soon as the legislation comes into force, our PRO will have the authority to fulfill all obligations under the EPR and other European textile directives on behalf of producers.

In the meantime, membership will be voluntary, and the PRO will drive awareness among all supply chain stakeholders about the correct management of textile products within the context of increasing circularity in order for them to be prepared to meet future requirements.

Additional services

By partnering with us, businesses can streamline operations, enhance sustainability performance, and stay ahead in an evolving industry landscape. Let ReDress be your trusted partner in navigating the transition towards a more circular and sustainable future for textiles.

Are you interested in our services for Textiles EPR?

To find out more about how we can help your business comply with Textiles EPR or how different countries have implemented or are currently implementing EPR regimes, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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