Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA) was launched at the recently concluded Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.
The objective behind the launching of ACTA was to support the fashion industry in attaining ‘circularity’ in fashion. The focus will be to ensure that zero textile waste goes to landfill.
It is imperative to note here that Australia is globally the second largest apparel consumer and sends nearly 6 tonnes of textile waste to landfill in every 10 minutes. More on the same, Camille Reed, Founder, ACTA said “We encompass a lot of directional tools around new resources, education platforms and a textile take-back program, all aimed at addressing textile waste.”
ACTA has joined hands with Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, a not-for-profit organisation that collects pre-loved clothes, and enlisted them as main solution providers to operate closed-loop recycling.
Earlier, lack of demand, infrastructure and professional network prevented people from understanding that reusing and recycling materials used to make garments was cheaper than sending those material waste to landfill. At ACTA, it will be ensured that value of textile waste is recognised and utilised.