Improving textile collection in Europe: opportunities, challenges and good practices

From 14 June 2018 11:00 until 14 June 2018 12:15
Categories: ACR+ Events, Webinar

ACR+, in collaboration with Rijkswaterstaat for the ECAP project, organised a webinar on textile collection, entitled “Improving textile collection in Europe: opportunities, challenges and good practices”. The webinar took place on 14 June 2018, at 11 am Brussels time.

This webinar aimed to inspire, provide knowledge and call for action among the cities and regions of ACR+’s network. From 2025 it is compulsory for municipalities of the European Union to collect textiles. In parallel, for the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) improving collection is one of the objectives. This webinar was meant to encourage municipalities to think about it and take action. What can municipalities do to collect (more) textiles or to optimise collection? How do they take the next step?

  • Introduction (Philippe Micheaux Naudet, Deputy Secretary General, ACR+)
  • Setting the scene: What is ECAP? Why textiles? Opportunities and challenges (Emile Bruls, Dutch ministry of infrastructure and water management - Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands)
  • Used textile collection in European cities: obstacles and challenges (David Watson, Plan Miljo, Denmark)
  • City of Antwerp: organisation of the textile collection, successes, ambitions and necessary improvements (Sam Elinck, project coordinator “de Collectie”, De Kringwinkel Antwerpen, Belgium)
  • Social inclusion: What are opportunities and challenges? How do you ensure continuity and quality? (Michiel Westerhoff, Circulus-Berkel, The Netherlands)
  • Q&A
  • Conclusions (Philippe Micheaux Naudet, Deputy Secretary General, ACR+)
Recording & Presentations

The recording of the webinar as well as the presentations are available for ACR+ members in the member's space.

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