|GRN Recycle Talk FAQ
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 97 14:44 WET From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: How to recycle textiles
Your question regarding textiles is sufficiently involved that a request via Internet is not going to get you anything that will do the topic justice.
Textiles are currently more reused than recycled and more exported than domestically marketed.
The markets for these things are high end to low end, high end being new clothing, high grade papers, filters, cushioning, bedding and low end being wiping cloths, sponges, insulation, etc.
The textile recycling organizations have far more information and you should contact all of them:
Bueau International de la recuperation
Rue du Lombard, Boite 14
B-100 Brussels, Belgium
Council for Textile Recycling
7910 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
16 High St.
Cambridgeshire, England PE1 8TU
Export procedures can be learned from:
U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Dept. of Commerce
Export Promotion Services 202-482-2432 and 482-4767.
and from its regional affiliates.
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