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Recyclers' Talks #2: Making Textiles Circular - What Is Needed?

Textiles and clothing are essential to our everyday life, but are also the fourth largest global contributors to resource use and greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental impacts related to the textiles system include resource use, land use, climate change and pollutants. Reducing these pressures from textiles production and consumption requires a systemic change towards circularity.

Join Recyclers’ Talks #2 on 4 May from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. CEST to discuss what is needed to achieve a true circularity in textiles while lowering the impacts on the environment & climate and find out how different players in the textiles chain can contribute to this goal.

Keynote Opening Interventions (10:00 – 10:30)

  • Mariska ZANDVLIET, President of EuRIC Textiles – Opening Words
  • Delara BURKHARDT, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Speaker from the European Commission, DG Environment - Circular Economy and Green Growth - Waste Management and Secondary Materials (tbc)

Panel Discussion with Q&A from the audience (10:30 – 11:25)

  • Valeria BOTTA, Program Manager, Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS)
  • Jonas EDER-HANSEN, Public Affairs Director, Global Fashion Agenda
  • Mariska ZANDVLIET, President, EuRIC Textiles
  • Speaker from the European Commission, DG Environment - Circular Economy and Green Growth - Waste Management and Secondary Materials (tbc)

Concluding remarks (11:25 – 11:30)

  • Emmanuel KATRAKIS, Secretary General of EuRIC

The event will be moderated by Kira TAYLOR, Journalist @EURACTIV.

For more information and registration, please click here.