Textile waste in the US has increased 78% in less than 20 years, while the entire waste stream only grew 10%. Action is needed to change consumption, reduce the impact on the environment, and develop models to recover these materials.
But this isn’t breaking news – we’ve known the challenges of textile recovery for some time and minimal has changed. So what now? Now we all need to start rowing in the same direction. To do that, we need to be on the same page (in the same book).
Join RRS, and a few key industry friends, to review the current state of textile recovery and its limitations, highlight the fiber composition struggle and potential sorting technologies, as well as identify components to an effective textile recovery system and the action items we need to take right now.
- Jackie King, Executive Director, Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART)
- Cyndi Rhoades, Founder, Worn Again Technologies
- Harald Cavalli-Bjorkman, Re:newcell
- Marisa Adler, Senior Consultant, RRS
- Bill Hall, Associate Senior Consultant, RRS (moderator)