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CPSC TEXTILE STEWARDSHIP 

Textiles are a growing waste stream ripe with opportunities for better materials management and promotion of repair, reuse, upcycle businesses aligned with sustainability. CalRecycle reports that over one million tons of textiles are disposed of each year in California, with no permanent program in place to properly handle this growing waste stream.

 

The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) is leading several textile recovery projects, making partnerships and policy development that expand circular fiber systems with reduced cost-burden on local government and taxpayers through producer engagement. Check out CPSC’s initiatives in the textile sector below.

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CPSC’S TEXTILE RECOVERY HANDLERS MAP

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In 2022, CPSC created the textile resource map by interviewing local diversion champions in California. Then, the map was expanded by adding reuse, repair, and recycling businesses, thrift stores, craft centers, and NGOs all over the country through extensive internet searches, surveys, and phone calls. CPSC is constantly updating this map as new organizations, interested in helping create a circular economy, are found. This chart is the culmination of many months of hard work, and dedication to EPR and sustainability. 

 

Click the survey button below if you would like to be added to the textile map and/or participate in any of the active and upcoming projects. For more information, email: info@calpsc.org

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Click on the expand icon, then click on the search icon, type in your address, and press enter. You can also search by textile type - for instance, enter "cotton" and all related businesses will come up.

​We provide this map as a public service. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this site or utilize this site for other than its intended purposes are prohibited.We make no claim or guarantee about the accuracy or currency of the maps, and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions. ​Please CALL each retailer before visiting. To report inaccurate map information, please contact info@calpsc.org 

Textile Pilot Projects

TEXTILE STEWARDSHIP IN ACTION 

Check out CPSC’s innovative textile recovery pilot projects in collaboration with major cities and counties across California. Read the summary of the pilot projects here. Click the icons below to read more about each pilot project. 

For more information, email: info@calpsc.org

PILOT PROGRAMS

CPSC is working with counties and cities to bring sustainable textile practices to California communities. 

ADVOCACY

CPSC is working to enact textile policy in California with an emphasis on reuse, repair, redesign, and recycling.

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SB 707 (Newman): Responsible Textile Recovery Act of 2023

Create an EPR program for  textiles

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Statewide Textile Recovery Advisory Committee (STRAC)

Experts advising on textile policies

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University Textile Recovery Advisory Committee (U-STRAC)

Committee open to students & staff

VIDEOS

Check out these videos to learn more about the policy and pilot programs supported and run by CPSC on Textile Recycling. 

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