In Ireland, about 68,000 tonnes of textiles are discarded every year by householders and commercial users.

A push to recycle more clothing has been launched in the first of three towns selected for a pilot project, Developing a Circular Textiles System for Ireland. 

The project was launched in Charleville, Co Cork, on Tuesday night, and further launches will take place shortly in Arklow, Co Wicklow, and Buncrana, Co Donegal.

It is being run by Community Resources Network Ireland’s (CRNI) innovation and demonstration project, which will inform national policy, and is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPAs) Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy.

The Donate Don’t Waste pilot aims to understand attitudes and behaviours around unwanted clothing and home textiles, share information on where and what to donate, and make donations easier through increased donation points and door-to-door collections.

Read more in the Examiner



  • March 23, 2022

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