24-25 Jul 2024

Session Information

27-Jul, 13:45 - 14:30

The Transition to Circular Textiles: Unlocking Viable and Profitable Solutions in Australia

It's no doubt that clothing and textile waste has become one of the largest and most critical contributors to Australia's waste. With the establishment of the Seamless stewardship scheme, the responsibility on brands and retailers to ensure end-of-life for products is more real than ever. This session will explore the challenges and viable solutions available onshore, delving into local processing opportunities and end market uses.
Our panel of experts discuss the urgent need to shift away from exporting the hundred of thousands of tonnes of textiles and clothing waste, highlighting both the environmental and economic benefits of adopting a circular system. Discover how businesses can capitalise on this paradigm shift, turning textile waste into profitable ventures onshore, and explore practical sustainable strategies that can transform the future of textiles in Australia.

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