Ecomondo 2022
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 1 Room South Hall
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & UNICIRCULAR-UNIRAU (Union of used clothing collection, recycling and reuse companies)

Italian municipalities will be obliged to guarantee the separate collection of urban textile waste from 1 January 2022, in continuity with the supply chain that has been structured spontaneously in the last 20 years. A future EPR scheme will be able to guarantee the necessary resources to reach the most important collection, reuse and recycling targets, contributing to an industrial evolution of the current post-consumer supply chain, especially in the parts where there are the most critical issues. Today, almost a year after the establishment of the obligation of separate collection, an EPR system is still awaited. Where are we? What are the weak links of supply chain on which to intervene? In this context, the publication of “European strategy for textiles”, political document with no normative value, will give a reference framework within Directives, Regulations and national normative will be structured in subsequent times. The strategy will deal in a broad way with sustainability and circularity of the textile sector, from the eco-design of products to production, from consumption models to the different types of products relating to textiles (fashion, technical clothing, home textiles, hospitality textiles, furnishing textiles, etc.), up to the management of urban textile waste. The conference intends to focus in particular on this last specific and limited aspect.

Session chair

Andrea Fluttero, EPR models expert and UNIRAU (Union of used clothing collection, recycling and reuse companies)


Andrea Fluttero, EPR models expert and UNIRAU (Union of used clothing collection, recycling and reuse companies)

The municipalities owners of the municipal waste collection private
Filippo Brandolini, UTILITALIA (Italian federation of energy, water and environmental services)
Franco Bonesso, ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities)

Specialized collectors
Carmine Guanci, Alliance of Cooperatives
Karin Bolin, Humana People to People

Companies of the selection
Carmine Esposito, F.LLI ESPOSITO

Recycling Industry
Fabrizio Tesi, ASTRI Italian recycled textile association

The vision of the future actors of epr schemes
Mara Chilosi,

Discussion and closure
Carlo Zaghi, Directorate General Circular Economy (EC), Division III - Supervision of waste management planning and traceability, Ministry of Ecological Transition