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RRS Presenting Free Textile Exchange Textile Waste Webinar
Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
Category: Webinars

HOW U.S. TEXTILE RECOVERY WORKS AND EMERGING INNOVATION IN SORTATION TECHNOLOGIES

85% of Textile/Apparel Waste Ends Up in Landfills


The sheer volume is alarming, but so is the increasing cost to collect and transport this "disposable clothing". This presents a growing risk to a variety of stakeholders:

  • Designers, manufacturers, and retailers are seeing their brands connected with a fleeting product and excessive waste.
  • Municipalities are left to manage high volumes of waste at increasing costs per ton.
  • Producers face natural resource shortages and rising raw material costs.
  • Consumers generate demand for low-quality, high-turnover garments, whose production has negative environment consequences and involves questionable labor practices.

Join RRS for the second in a 4-part webinar series. Speakers will provide an overview of how textile recycling works today and why we have not moved the needle in raising recycling rates in a decade.

Register for this webinar HERE