Recognising the responsibility and obligation of municipalities to collect textile waste as of 1 January 2025, LIPOR organised a Participatory Workshop "Sustainable Strategies for Textiles and Post-Consumer Textile Waste". This event focused on presenting and exchanging initiatives, concluding with a brainstorming session to discuss ideas, challenges, and research needs regarding Ecological Public Procurement, Prevention and Reuse, Deposit and Collection Solutions, Routing Solutions, and Citizen Engagement. The workshop also featured a presentation by NITextile (a spin-off of the University of Minho dedicated to research and sustainable development in the Textile and Footwear sectors), which highlighted the distinction between pre and post-consumer waste, the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the textile sector, the importance of design in waste prevention, and offered some solutions for textile and footwear waste treatment. 
 
Source: www.lipor.pt (in Portuguese) 

 

 

 

 

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