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Defra awards research funding for textile recyclers

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has awarded £150,000 for research into the waste implications of cheap imported clothing and the development of market and technical solutions for the subsequent recycling problems. The funding has gone to the Salvation Army Trading Company, the Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute (NIRI) and Oakdene Hollins for a joint project entitled 'Recycling of Low Grade Clothing Waste'.