Sustainable textile can only be effectively addressed by implementing circular economy solutions on all levels worldwide. It requires a shift in mindset and the implementation of circular economy principles, such as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). These incentivise and drive the necessary changes along the lifecycle of products – covering design, consumption, and post-consumption stages, including a functioning and holistic waste management infrastructure.

In order to discuss these issues and more, the EPR Club held a lunch debate on EPR for the textile sector in Europe online on 16 June 2020. It was organised on the initiative of ACR+ and its member Metropolitan Region Amsterdam, members of the EPR Club.

The lunch debate welcomed panellists from different sectors and areas who could share their experience and questions. Going from representatives of the EU Commission, to recyclers, to textile collectors, thanks to the participation of ACR+ member Humana – pueblo para pueblo, participants could also understand better the only EPR system applied to textile, to date, which is organised in France.

The audience showed high interest in all speakers’ presentations. Due to time constraints, not all questions were covered during the Q&A. Therefore, these questions were sent for the speakers to answer them on paper. The recording, presentations, and summary are available on the EPR Club website.

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