What is Textile Waste?

First of all, when we talk about Textile Waste we have to distinguish between post-consumer Textile Waste, i.e. that coming from households after use, and pre-consumer Textile Waste. The proposed revision of the Waste Framework Directive focuses on post-consumer textile waste, which is the waste from finished textile products discarded by consumers after their use.

As of 2022, separate collection of textile waste has become mandatory in Italy. Textile waste may be disposed of in municipal roadside containers or municipal recycling depots.

Because under the polluter-pays principle, the responsibility of companies and brands is also extended to the end-of-life phase of their finished Textile Products, i.e. when these become post-consumer Textile Waste.

Within the EU, the Textile sector currently accounts for the fourth highest negative impact on the environment and on climate change, and third highest for land and water use from a global life cycle perspective. Globally, the production of textile products almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 and consumption of clothing and footwear is estimated to increase by 63% by 2030, from the current 62 million tonnes to 102 million tonnes in 2030.

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