Textile waste prevention and circular textiles: the role of cities and regions and the potential of regional policies

From 09 November 2022 16:00 until 09 November 2022 18:00

The textile sector is a resource-intensive sector with significant impacts on the climate and environment and is identified as a key value chain in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The upcoming requirement for separate collection of textile waste in the EU, combined with implementation of EPR schemes and principles and the recent achievements in sorting and recycling technology empower regions and cities with an important role in facilitating the transition towards a more resilient, circular, and sustainable way. This hybrid session, organised by ACR+ during the Ecomondo expo, discussed challenges faced by cities and regions as well as strategies and solutions to tackle them, and how they can interact effectively with national and EU strategies.

This event took place in the framework of the CISUTAC project.


16:00-16:10  Registration
16:10-16:25 Introduction. Cities and Regions at the forefront of textile waste prevention
Francesco Lembo, ACR+
16:25-16:40 Delivering the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles at local level
Luca Menesini, Mayor of Capannori and CoR Rapporteur on the opinion on the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles
16:40-16:55 The Circular Fashion Pact to weave a more sustainable future in Catalunya
Pilar Chiva, Director of Circular Economy Department at Agencia de Residuos de Catalunya
16:55-17:10 Increasing circularity and sustainability in textiles and empowering local ecosystems: CISUTAC and HEREWEAR cases
Guy Buyle, Manager EU Research at CENTEXBEL
17:10-17:25 The UNEP West Asia Sustainable Fashion Academy
Paolo Marengo, Go for SDGs Regional Coordinator at UNEP West Asia
Sarah Asmar, Sustainable Lifestyle Expert at UNEP West Asia Office
17:25-17:45 The European & the Euro-MED Week for Waste Reduction 2022, waste is out of fashion!
Serena Lisai, ACR+ and Marta Anglès Masias, MedWaves
17:45-18:00 Q&A and wrap-up





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