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A #magnifeco update: France reigns supreme in the recycling of textiles:

A #magnifeco update: France reigns supreme in the recycling of textiles:

PARIS – Only 8% of textiles and shoes in France end up in the landfill . Compared to 31% in the United Kingdom , France is doing extremely well. How is France leading in the efficiency of textile recycling? Research shows a long history of charity and governmental support are key. Similar to the UK, the French have several charity organizations where people can bring their clothes or any household goods. One of the biggest is Emmaus . Founded in 1946, Emmaus is helping to fight poverty and gives homes and work to homeless people. They are involved in collecting, sorting and reselling household goods and textiles. The organization also arranges collection directly from households, which is convenient, efficient and a very consumer-friendly solution. Since the 1990′s Emmaus also operates in the United Kingdom. There are other charities collecting textiles and clothing too, s...

Full article: http://magnifeco.com/france-reigns-supreme-in-the-recycli...

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