Invited Session: Resource Management & Waste Diversion
Tackling Fashion Waste (0.5 CEU)
Monday, September 25, 2017
15:30 – 16:00
Moderator: Victoria O. Johnson, Director, City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services, North Carolina
Interesting discussions happen when everyone is at the table. Through the Leverage Lab, a multi-stakeholder group of local government, textiles collection charities, haulers, apparel brands, apparel recyclers, fashion industry experts, and textiles graders and sorters, Metro Vancouver researched the feasibility of a regional textiles disposal ban. The result of the leverage lab is a detailed white paper which explains the local collection of textiles, the stake of international resale markets, the global recycling options, the barriers to recycling apparel and the business opportunities to make the fashion industry more circular.