||<p>Latest information from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) indicates
that 90 local authorities in England offer households a kerbside collection of textiles.
Many more provide collection points at household waste recycling centres or at bring
bank sites. These bring sites provide an important service where kerbside collections
are not available or may not be practical. Charity shop outlets also play an important
role in acting as collection points for textiles from members of the public. We want
to increase the amount of textiles that are diverted from landfill and put into recycling
or reuse, and will bring forward proposals as necessary to ensure separate collection
of textiles by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>More widely, the Government’s Resources and Waste
Strategy published in December 2018 sets out our plans to prevent textile waste and
encourage greater circularity including reuse. These include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Reviewing
and consulting on Extended Producer Responsibility for textiles and four other priority
waste streams;</li><li>Developing regulatory measures for product standards that improve
the durability, repairability, and recyclability of products such as clothing;</li><li>Improving
consumer information and supporting a shift in the market;</li><li>Working with brands,
manufacturers, charities and others through the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan to
reduce the environmental footprint of clothing and encourage consumers to donate and
reuse clothing.</li></ul><p> </p><p>This month, we have also announced a multimillion
pound grant scheme to support the development of textile recycling facilities in the
UK. Further information on this is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fund-opens-to-reduce-waste-from-plastic-packaging-and-textiles"
and applications for funding can be made through WRAP: <a href="http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/resource-action-fund"