#EUCircularTalks: Waste Framework Directive – Paving the way for a circular Textiles Industry

About the EU Circular Talks

The EU Circular Talks is an exchange concept of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. It aims to encourage stakeholders to interact and discuss the circular economy topics in the platform.

Stakeholders initiate the topics themselves. These can take multiple forms of online events; workshops, seminars, debates or Q&As. These are followed by discussions directly via the platform’s communication channels. The #EUCircularTalks uses all the communication channels to inform the community and foster the debate on the circular economy. The results of each EU Circular Talk is summarised and published on the ECESP platform.

#EUCircularTalks: Waste Framework Directive – Paving the way for a circular Textiles Industry

Practical information

05-12-2023 - 14:30


The Webinar

New waste management policies will change the way the EU handles textiles waste. The proposal for a new Waste Framework Directive (WFD) aims to accelerate the development of the separate collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of textiles, in line with the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles and the Circular Economy Action Plan.

The core of the proposal is the introduction of mandatory and harmonised Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for textiles in EU Member States. The level of producers’ contribution to the schemes will depend on the principle of “eco-modulation”. In addition, the implementation of national EPR schemes also aims to facilitate the implementation of the obligation to collect textiles separately, in line with current legislation.

The proposal would address the issue of illegal exports of textile waste to countries that do not have the capacity to manage textile waste.

The webinar will be an opportunity for stakeholders in the value chain to explain how the sector sees the implementation of the WFD and EPR for textiles in practice.

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