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GTGC Lunch Seminar: Governing the European Textile Waste Export

Monday 4 December 2023
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

On Monday 4 December 2023 from 12:00-13:00 in room 4.78, Glenn Aguilar Hernandez, Elena Bondarouk, Arjan de Koning, Antonella Maiello, and Daniela Vicherat Mattar will present their reseach on 'Flaws in the flow. Investigating gaps in the governance of European textile waste export'. 

About the Research

Around 90% of the EU used or wasted textile is exported towards lower-income countries (Brink et al., 2021; EEA, 2023). Much of this exported textile is either burned or dumped (Afvalcirculair, 2017) and the amount that is truly reused or recycled is uncertain. What happens with second-hand garments and textile waste has not been researched systematically and not yet from an interdisciplinary perspective. Material flow research already flagged the waste impact of the EU textile sector. However, there is a lack of data and knowledge about how this cross-country waste chain can be governed. 


To sign up and have lunch provided, please email gtgc@leidenuniv.nl.
If you are unable to attend in person, please use the following online meeting link:

Meeting ID: 657 1142 4490 / Passcode: =p3M%bWG

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