The majority of textile waste originates from yarn and fabric manufacture, garment-making processes and from the retail industry. Recovery and recycling provide both environmental and economic benefits by reducing the need for landfill space. Textiles present particular problems in landfill as synthetic (man-made fibers) products will not decompose, while woolen garments do decompose and produce methane, which contributes to global warming. For mills to fix their landfill exposure takes a plan and education for all employees. At BTI we practice and teach the process of smart reclaiming procedures of textile waste products.

BTI consults with textile mills and apparel companies on the need to have a commitment to reducing energy consumption, and where feasible, utilize renewable energy sources and earth friendly products. We help our clients create environmental policies and standards that instill practices consisting of the following:

  • Communicating the environmental policy with all employees, suppliers, contractors, vendors and members of the public
  • Ensuring all employees, in the course of their duties, act in accordance with the environmental policy
  • Preventing pollution throughout its daily activities by selecting non-pollution technology
  • Encouraging suppliers, contractors and vendors to act in accordance with environmental standards
  • Setting and reviewing targets surrounding environmental performance on a yearly basis
  • Monitoring the implementation of the policy by carrying out annual audits of compliance and, where appropriate introduced remedial measures.