EuRIC Updated Position on EPR Schemes for Textiles
In 2020, the volume of separate collected textiles in the EU-27 was estimated to be between 1.6 and 2.5 million tons (MT). What is currently a self-financing system through revenues generated by the preparation for re-use and the marketing of second-hand textiles will drastically change in the future. For example, 87% of German collectors have reported an average decline in quality due to the increased presence of impurities or inferior quality of the textiles they receive. It is therefore much needed to encourage the development of further markets for used textiles but also recycled fibres. One of the policy tools to strengthen the textile re-use and recycling market is an extended producer responsibility scheme (EPR) as introduced by the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (WFD). Extended producer responsibility schemes are a set of measures taken by Member States to ensure that producers of textiles would bear the financial responsibility for the management of the waste stage of the textile’s life cycle.
 GftZ: Hintergründe und Strategien zum Aufbau eines Systems für eine „Erweiterte Produzentenverantwortung für Textilien“ (2019)
 Bvse Textilstudie (2020)