Circular Threads Product Stewardship Program
The GlobalPSC has partnered with stakeholders to help develop Australia’s first national product stewardship scheme for textiles.
The Circular Threads Product Stewardship Program, run by the Australasian Circular Textiles Association (ACTA) was awarded funding through Australia’s National Product Stewardship Implementation Fund. Under Circular threads, the GlobalPSC and ACTA are focusing on the delivery of a viable product stewardship scheme for uniforms and workwear by 2023.
The GlobalPSC is a member of the Circular Threads Working Group, the entity responsible for scheme design. Product stewardship and EPR possibilities are squarely on the table. The project team is also building upon the outcomes of Australia’s first National Textiles Waste Roundtable.
In June 2021, Australia’s Environment Minister Sussan Ley MP added clothing textiles to the annual Minister’s Priority List of products and materials considered to be most in need of a product stewardship approach in Australia.