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‘An Avarca without a tyre tread sole is not a real Avarca’

Spain – Avarcas Menorquinas is the name given to a traditional Spanish leather sandal made on Menorca, one of the…

How to predict battery recycling success in ‘elusive’ US market

Belgium – Judging how well a consumer battery collection and recycling programme is performing sounds easier than it truly is,…

Olympic sneakers tell a never-ending story

Global – At this year’s Olympics, athletes are wearing tailor-made sneakers designed so that they ‘never have to be thrown…

Inditex has big plans for textiles recycling in Spain and beyond

Spain – Spanish multinational clothing company Inditex is teaming up with Austrian textile manufacturer Lenzing to commit to the circular…

ATRS pursues growth in US textiles sector

United States – Clothing recycler American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) – which was founded in 2001 and provides free textile…

PVC recycling proposal vetoed by European Parliament

Europe – The European Parliament has rejected the European Commission’s plans to allow the recycling of PVC plastics containing the…

Aircraft fibres in soccer boots of the future?

Global – Sport Infinity is the name of a new generation of sporting products to be launched by Adidas which…

Biomimicry boost for footwear recycling efficiency

Taiwan – Young designer Ammo Liao from Taiwan has created an innovative piece of composite-free footwear with the help of…

Levi’s seeks to establish ambitious recycling ‘norm’

United States – Consumers can now drop off unwanted clothing or shoes at Levi’s stores all around the USA, it…

Wheeler: Challenge ‘red herring’ publicity

United Arab Emirates – Immediate action is required to counter claims that a ‘hidden’ used clothing industry is ‘largely responsible…

The North Face scales up recycling push

United States – Garment manufacturer The North Face is to expand its ‘Clothes The Loop’ recycling programme to all of…