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Responsiv is investing in the environment and sustainability.

Working with Innovate UK and partners (below), Responsiv is developing a testbed platform to gather and provide supply chain insights for the management of discarded textiles in the UK. Around 1.05-1.75 million tonnes of textiles is thrown away in the UK annually, 360,000 tonnes of this is clothing that ends up in landfill.

The volume of textiles being discarded has increased due to the rise of fast fashion, meaning textiles and clothing are being produced, consumed, and discarded at an increased rate. Most of these discarded textiles end up in landfill, burning facilities, or transported abroad for disposal.

Our goal is to create a body of information that can be used to support investment in UK recycling facilities and capacity. Responsiv will collaborate with partners to research improved ways of standardising data categorisations across textile sources for sufficient and valuable recycling supply.

Responsiv will be using its expertise in integration and automation to map out a previously undefined supply chain.

Responsiv will be using its expertise in integration and automation to map out a previously undefined supply chain. The desired outcome will see the creation of a circular textiles process that reduces the need to mass-produce NEW oil-based fibres.

    • Reduction in environmental impact of mass-producing oil-based fibres from fossil fuels, and need for intensively produced farmed inputs
    • Reduction in environmental and economic impact of transporting discarded textiles abroad from the UK
    • Providing solutions to industry related issues such as excess inventory
    • An efficient and consistent Circular Textiles supply chain in the UK

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    Zoe Whyte

    Zoe Whyte

    Zoe is the Marketing Manager at Responsiv. She has a first-class degree in History and completed the miniMBA in Marketing.