Textiles are the new plastics in circularity

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Los Angeles (A6)

Frederiksholms Kanal 30

1220 København

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This event is focusing on they key challenges local municipalities are facing when launching schemes for circular textile systems.

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Regulators in China and the EU are introducing new legislation about clothing waste and recycling. Join this event to learn how your city can benefit from this and how to get ahead of the curve.

The recent EU Waste Directive (adopted by the European Parliament in 2018, part of the EU circular economy package) requires EU Member States to set up schemes at the latest by 2025 that ensure textiles are collected as a separate waste stream. Moving forward, local municipalities will play a pertinent role in the transition to a circular fashion system as they will be responsible for executing the implementation of efficient waste handling schemes. Especially in the EU where separate collection of textiles will be mandatory from 2025.

To help local municipalities prepare, the event will be action-oriented and divided into two sessions.

The first session will invite participants to a workshop, where group exercises will be facilitated to discuss what recommendations local cities can be given to help them prepare the implementation of circular fashion systems. The outcomes from the workshop will be presented in plenary and will contribute to an ongoing conversation led by five international fashion and textile associations as an effort to co-develop a European vision for textiles in a circular economy.

The aim of the event is to provide a forum, where local municipalities (from various worldwide cities), brands, waste collectors and other actors in circular fashion systems, can participate in a constructive dialogue on challenges and solutions. The list of participants will include a diverse group of waste collectors, fashion companies and national municipalities.

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PART 1 - Workshop

11.00-11.05 Welcome by GFA Representative

11.05-11.20 Presentation by Maja Johanessen, Policy Research Manager, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

11.20 -11.35 "2025 Requirement for separate collection of textiles - what should you be considering?" - Presentation by David Watson, Senior Consultant, Plan Miljø

11.35 - 12.10 Workshop

Introduction of the group exercise:

Group exercise: What recommendations can be given to prepare local cities in the implementation of circular textile systems?

12.00 - 12.10 BREAK (Coffee, water and tea will be provided)

PART 2 - Presentations

12.15 – 12.20 Introduction of session two by presenting the results/outcomes from session 1

12.20 – 12.30 Presentation by Sonia Park, Assistant Vice President, Creative and Applied Tech, New York City Economic Development Corporation

12.30 – 12.40 Presentation by Pernilla Halldin, Global Public Affairs Sustainability, H&M Group

12.40 – 12.55 Presentation by Morten Risom Nielsen, Consultant and Civil Engineer, Lendager TCW

12.55 – 13.10 Presentation by Richard Törnblom, Chief Marketing Officer, Re:NewCell

13.10 – 13.15 Wrap-up and the Road Ahead by GFA representative // Lunch

13.15 – 14.00 Optional Networking Session

Should you have any questions, please get in touch with Hong Nhi Nguyen, hnn@globalfashionagenda.com

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Los Angeles (A6)

Frederiksholms Kanal 30

1220 København

Denmark

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