Saturday, June 25, 2011

Textile recycling theft ‘on the increase’

Theft of used clothing left for collection at the kerbside and in collection banks is on the increase and is helping to fund more serious criminal activity, such as drug trafficking and people smuggling.


That’s the message from the Textile Recycling Association (TRA), which today (June 24) claimed that, by making the industry less commercial viable due to lost revenues from theft, the trend was “disrupting” plans outlined in last week’s Waste Review to divert more textiles from landfill.

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