March 4, 2024
Sustainability

Czechoslovakia Introducing Separate Textile Waste Collection

The Czechoslovakia Ministry of Environment is planning to introduce mandatory separate textile waste collection starting from 2025.

Speaking at a press conference, the Environment Minister Petr Hladík said that the aim is to increase the amount of textile waste that is reused or recycled.

He also added that manufacturers of these textile and clothing will contribute to the costs associated with collection.

The announcement comes in the backdrop of a European directive on waste management. Petr Hladík emphasised that prioritising reuse and recycling of textiles is crucial.

“Currently, separating textile waste is not compulsory and so a lot of discarded clothing that can be reused or recycled ends up in landfill,” Hladík added.

The plan includes setting up collection points in every municipality to make it easy for citizens. The new law is also expected to regulate recycling of PET cans and bottles.

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