Letsrecycle.com posted today on A £2.6 million project to reduce clothing waste across Europe that launched today (October 21) – led by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

"A range of organisations are to work together to design and specify products for longer life and closed loop production, and ensure less clothing goes to incineration and landfill.

Funded by EU LIFE, the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) will work with brands, retailers, manufacturers, charities, reuse and recycling organisations to tackle the problem.

ECAP will initially be active in the UK and other countries including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and Spain but not in France where retailers already have an obligation to be involved in recycling.

The project also hopes to encourage consumers to buy less clothing and use it for longer with the more than 90,000 tonnes of clothing waste will be diverted from landfill and incineration per year throughout Europe by March 2019.

To run for three years and initially led by WRAP, it will run in partnership with the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), MADE-BY, Rijkswaterstaat (part of the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Environment), and the Danish Fashion Institute."

Read the full article here.