The amount of used textiles exported from the EU and the UK has tripled over the past two decades, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Such shipments had soared from around 550,000 tonnes in 2000 to nearly 1.7 million tonnes in 2019. In an EU average, this translated into 3.8 kg per capita – representing a quarter of the approximately 14.8 kg of textiles consumed in Europe on a per capita basis, the EEA said. At the same, the EU is no longer the world's biggest exporter, according to a new EEA report....
European used textiles exports have tripled in two decades
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