Textiles recycling and reuse efforts are scaling up globally, but so too are upstream efforts to reduce the environmental impact of textiles during design, manufacture and sale. An expert panel discusses a range of textile-related issues including how the clothing industry is addressing the wasteful practices associated with ‘Fast Fashion’, what municipalities can do to keep textiles out of the landfill, and the role Extended Producer Responsibility can play to encourage eco-friendly business practices. Continue reading
Mark Trotzuk’s company, Boardroom Custom Clothing, had been in the promotional clothing and uniform business for ten years when his daughter was born. That life-changing event transformed him… and the company.
All the presentations from the 2014 Zero Waste Conference (#ZWC2014), held Sept. 16 in Vancouver, BC are now available online. Go to Presentations and Videos on the 2014 Zero Waste Conference web page for the complete list. You can hear from internationally-known champions of the the move towards a circular economy and local leaders formulating the policies and programs that turn big ambitions into real world results.