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WRAP launches textile collection guidance

WRAP has produced an updated guide to help local authorities develop their textile collection services.

The free Textiles Collections Procurement Guide has been developed by WRAP as part of its work for the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), which aims to improve the sustainability of clothing across its life cycle.

The guides feature best practise for all stages of organising and managing textile collections, including:

  • Procurement rules and laws for council contracts
  • Ensuring quality via frequency of collections and storage
  • Setting up collections and expectations of service, including type of textile collection, contamination and quality standards
  • Due diligence checks for waste carrier licences and environmental permits required by contract bidders
  • How to balance cost, quality and risks as well as managing price stability
  • The importance of the positive impact of contracts in local areas
  • Expected service levels to monitor performance, prevent fly-tipping and ensure payments

The UK textile industry relies heavily on the export market, and is currently working to repeal a ban on used clothing imports to the East African Community region by 2019.


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