„Policy measures for textile circularity“

Wednesday, 04 September 2019
„Policy measures for textile circularity“ Lauren Jong/ Flickr

On September 9th a seminar on Textile Waste - ´Policy measures for textile circularity´ will be held in Riga. The aim of the event is to bring together stakeholders from the Nordic-Baltic region, to open a discussion around post-consumer textiles and clothing and to introduce existing solutions from other countries.

The event is a follow-up conference of the Nordic-Baltic collaboration project “Towards Nordic-Baltic circular textile system: an analyses of post-consumer textiles in Baltic countries, recommendations for policy interventions and sector development” funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

During the event - organised by SEI Tallinn, Nordic Council of Ministers and Green Liberty - we will present our findings and the data which we gathered regarding postconsumer textile flows in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Speakers from the Baltic countries, as well as other EU countries will tell us about the best practices and experiences from their perspectives. During the facilitated workshops all participants will have the opportunity to get involved in the discussion on how policies could help address the problem of increasing textile waste and support the transition to EU requirements of collecting textile waste separately from 2025.

The event aims to gather key stakeholders in the Nordic - Baltic region around the topic of post-consumer textiles and the circular economy, and to introduce the mapping results of the consumption of new textiles and postconsumer textile flows in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It will provide an overview of current practices and regulatory measures of postconsumer textile collection, and reuse and recycling in the Baltics in the light of the forthcoming EU 1st January 2025 requirement for separate collection of textile waste. The speakers will share EU and Nordic experiences in developing and implementing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes, policy initiatives and other regulative instruments in organising textile collection, reuse and recycling.

One of the aims of the seminar is also to create round-table discussions on whether these and other policy measures can facilitate the reuse and recycling of used textiles in the Baltics and how to prepare the region for the EU 2025 requirement.

The event is linked to the conference “Circular economy in the Nordic-Baltic region: how far have we come?” on 10 September, 2019, in Riga, organised by Latvian Environmental Investment Fund, Green Liberty and the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia.


Seminar programme.



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