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Is there potential for a Nordic-Baltic circular textile eco-system?

The Baltic states have potential to create a circular textile system together with Nordic countries, a new report with PlanMiljøs David Watson as lead author concludes, but significant action is needed by policymakers and industry stakeholders if this potential is to be realized.

“Collection infrastructure in the Baltic countries is at a less developed stage than in the Nordics,” said David Watson from PlanMiljø, “on the other hand, the lower costs of labour, large scale processing facilities for imported used textiles and the skilled workforce present many of the necessary ingredients for a significant circular textile economy.”

Read the report here:

'Post-consumer textile circularity in the Baltic countries' published by the Nordic Council of Ministers

The study was carried out by PlanMiljø in Denmark SEI Tallinn in Estonia, Green Liberty | Zaļā brīvība in Latvia and TEXTALE and KTU APINI in Lithuania, and funded by the The Nordic Council of Ministers and The Nordic Council.

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