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Paving the Way to 2025

This project is for local governments and post-consumer textile entities leading up to the separate textile collection mandate in 2025.  Participants collaborate using a data-driven approach to PCT management, in order to increase reuse and recycling, reduce waste, and implement citizen level communications that make textile flows transparent and circular.


  • Build successful public-private partnerships for textiles by using standard data and metrics to quantify textile flows and measure the impact of new practices

  • Characterise post-consumer textiles over time to increase reuse and recycling and decrease handling costs

  • Improve publicly available data and transparency of textile flows for citizens


  • Data-driven collection systems are more financially viable

  • Evidence-based policies are more effective

  • Neutral textile expertise and standardised data enables co-development of scalable solutions

  • Collaboration across multiple regions increases value of data and insights

  • Transparency for citizens improves participation in collection systems

  • Identify issues with available data

  • Baseline the current textile management system

  • Gather critical data from specific textile collection + management practices

  • Analyse data and identify trends, metrics and practices

  • Define + implement guidelines and best practices for textile management

  • Share lessons, guidelines and best practices

  • Monthly working sessions with other municipalities

  • Dashboard with data and metrics to track and manage progress

  • Best practices and guidelines for post-consumer textile collection and handling schemes

  • Information for citizen communications

  • Specific data issues identified and shared with ministry level

  • Data collection tools available for long term use



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