"If you want to find a solution to a problem, it is indispensable that you define it in the first place. This means you have describe it clearly in its scope, and you quantify it correctly in its scale. For textile waste, we have somewhat of a problem with the former and certainly a big problem with the latter. The simple, honest but somewhat sobering answer to the question ‘how much textile waste is generated in Europe’ is: NOBODY KNOWS".
In his new blogpost, our Secretary General Lutz Walter dives in the mysteries of textile waste in Europe. From the different types of waste generated by various industries and consumers to the challenges of collection, sorting, and recycling, this blog offers a comprehensive overview of the issues behind the lack of textile waste data.
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