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A webinar series connecting the dots between EU decision-makers and recyclers to discuss the building blocks required to speed up the transition towards a more circular economy and achieve Europe's climate neutral agenda.

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 contributor 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 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.

*EEA Briefing: Textiles in Europe’s circular economy

Keynote Opening Interventions (10h00 – 10h30)

  • 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&As from the audience (10h30 – 11h25)

  • 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 (11h25 – 11h30)

  • Emmanuel KATRAKIS, Secretary General of EuRIC

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

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