| 10.09.2021

Blog: Textile reuse and recycling in Finland. What, when, and how?

The EU waste directive mandates the member states to establish a separate collection of used textiles by the year 2025. Finland is aiming to start textile collection earlier, by the year 2023, which is 1,5 years from now. In this blog post, Emppu Nurminen from Nextiili, the organisation from Tampere which is part of the textile collection pilot taking place now, tells about their pioneering work.

To achieve the goal with the textile collection, Finland will have to develop a network of local textile collectors and textile sorting facilities, build and test the textile processing factory, and find ways to utilise recycled textiles.

Read more about Emppu and textile recycling in Hanken's blog or listen to the whole interview in Hanken's podcast Sustainability Unwrapped.