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Surplus of second hand clothing due to Waste Shipment Regulations

The textile industry is beginning to see a surplus of second hand clothing due to the revised Waste Shipment Regulations, according to the Textile Recycling Association national liaison manager. Alan Wheeler has said that the surplus in second hand clothing is linked to the revised Waste Shipment Regulations that came into force on July 2007. These regulations place stricter requirements on the export of all waste streams and there are harsher penalties for those who break the rules. ...