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Paving the Way to 2025

Using separate collection in 2025 as a catalyst, we work with municipalities and their textile partners to take action on textiles. These Best Practices are the basis of this program.

Status:

Active, accepting new participants in Estonia, Finland and the Netherlands

Who can join

Local governments, ministries, textile collectors and sorters, waste managers and organisations supporting these entities

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Goals

  • Build strong partnerships for textiles and improve local pilot project results with good data

  • Learn from other municipalities and regions

  • Increase textile reuse, recycling and transparency

  • Participants also set region-specific goals

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Activities

  • Define local and national textile needs, influences and existing data

  • Set a baseline for the current state of post-consumer textile management and define targets

  • Implement quarterly textile flow reporting for collectors, sorters and other textile stakeholders

  • Analyse data and identify trends, metrics and practices​ locally and compared with other regions

  • Increase what's working, address challenges and measure results over time

  • Engage national and EU level public sector to highlight  opportunities, needs and concerns

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Benefits

  • Data-driven textile collection systems and projects are more effective​

  • Monthly team sessions keep participants connected and learning from one another

  • Local authorities working together have a stronger influence at the national level

  • Collaboration across multiple regions provides broader insights

  • Transparency for citizens is only possible with good data

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