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Circular Workwear Roundtable

Jan 19
Date and time
Tue, 19 January  @  10:00  -  12:00
Free of charge to invitees only
Seminar, Webinar United Kingdom
Invitation only
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Invitation only
Free of charge to invitees only

Tue, 19 January 2021  @  10:00  –  12:00

This Circular Workwear Roundtable is for businesses to tackle the issue of 16,000 tonnes of workwear that is bought and wasted in the UK every year1.

Business in the Community (BITC) is bringing together procurers from organisations that use high volumes of polyester-based workwear (personal protective equipment (PPE), uniforms, corporate wear) to discuss how they can begin to ‘close the loop’ on the clothing they buy. There will be an aim of agreeing and adopting some shared principles to drive change and foster positive supply chain collaboration.

Key objectives of the session are to

  • discuss existing approaches to sustainable workwear procurement, use, reuse and recycling.
  • review suggested procurement principles to drive more circular workwear, with a view to adopting publicly.
  • invite BITC members to contribute to scaling an innovative, practical pilot aiming to ‘close the loop’ on workwear.
  • invite BITC members to share current workwear procurement data to inform some initial recommendations to accelerate workwear reuse.

BITC’s Circular Economy Campaign
Our Circular Economy campaign seeks to tackle the climate emergency by making the Circular Economy a mainstream business priority. By moving away from a take-make-dispose model of consumption, towards one that focuses on retaining value from materials for as long as possible and eliminating waste, responsible businesses can save costs, reduce carbon and become more resilient. The work is led by our Circular Economy Taskforce.

This Circular Workwear Roundtable is by invitation only.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Florence Hughes, Events Manager at BITC. Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

Business in the Community is innovating to sustain and repair our planet


  1. WRAP (2020) Corporate workwear arisings and recovery opportunities, available at https://www.wrap.org.uk/