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Textiles call for help

Textiles call for help

Senior figures in the European textile recycling industry have called for the support of European governments and the European Union.

The Bureau for International Recycling (BIR) textile board wants high-level talks to save an industry it believes is on the point of collapse.

In a statement issued at last weeks BIR convention in London, the textile board said: The general market value of all recovered textiles has decreased considerably. The textile-recycling industry needs immediate political support, recognition and also worldwide free trade.

We are looking for discussion with governments and the textile-producing and importing industry to create an acceptable future for textiles recycling.

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