New Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) plans revealed for clothing and textiles

18/12/20. New EPR legislation for clothing and textiles is scheduled to come into force in Sweden on 1st January 2022. This will be phased in over several years. The quantity of textiles in residual waste will be reduced by 90%. with ‘licensed textile collections’ starting on 1st January 2024. At least 90 per cent of the textile waste collected by the new system will be reused or recycled. The legislation will apply to clothes, household textiles, bags and accessories, and the obligation to separate textile waste from other waste will affect all Swedish households and all businesses that produce textile waste. Read more here