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A reprieve for viscose as European Commission publishes new SUPD

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The textile recycling black hole

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Mixed messages – the UK is at odds with the rest of Europe once again, this time over flushability

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EU Plastic Labeling Requirement

Viscose fibers are no longer classified as “plastic” under the European Commission’s long-awaited guidelines on single-use plastic products, which were finally published on May 31 after several months of delay. Earlier drafts of the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), which aims to combat environmental problems caused by single-use plastic products, had categorized some regenerated cellulosic fibers …

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Loop’s technology allows plastics of no or little value to be recycled

New legislative measures aimed at protecting the environment within the European Union are likely to make things extremely difficult for synthetic fiber producers in the coming years. The European Green Deal will see €750 billion pumped into a wide range of projects with the overall aim of making the entire continent climate neutral by 2050. …

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Fatbergs under London

The further development of plastic-free and flushable products will be key themes at INDA’s World of Wipes (WOW) 2020, which will now be an all-virtual event Aug. 24-27. For my own presentation at the event, I provided the half-jokey title “London: Why do all the problems start in the pesky UK’s capital?” back in January. …

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industrial yarn

The textile sector of today looks very different than the textile sector of the past. So too are the risks that come with operating in the industry, and the insurance strategies that help manage those risks.

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Goulston Technologies, Inc. achieved certification to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard. The certificate is issued by American Global Standards and awarded on October 29, 2015. American Global Standards is a registrar of Quality and Environmental Management Systems to ISO 9000/ISO 14000 Series requirements. AGS provides independent, third party assessments of management systems for all …

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