The company sorts its waste. They separated at source: cardboard, plastic and textile wastes. The printed paper is also recycled via the company values
Eco TLC is the eco-organization in the sector of textile, bed linen & shoes recycling (TLS), which is a private non-profit corporation invested by public authorities to the mission of global interest in supporting, as part of the extended producers responsibility (REP in French), the end of life of the TLC that they put on the market. Specifically, Eco TLC perceives an eco-contribution for each TLC product put on the French market. The eco-organization brings together all those who are involved in the life cycle of the TLC around a common project: to develop a high-performance TLC sector in logic of circular economy. To get this, it supports financially three entity types: project leaders, sorting operators and territorial communities authorized by the Social Security. Eco TLC has implemented a factory dedicated to “La Fibre du tri” (The sorting fiber) in order to allow general public to easily learn about of contribution points nearest them, sorting instructions and information and news from the sector.
Plastic bottles are currently saved for the creation of agricultural greenhouse. As the corks, they are regularly brought to an association that defends the causes of disability.
Since its creation, the company has often renewed its hardware. Nothing is left to chance: computers in operating condition are left in Emmaus, and the others are taken to pieces by artists who save the elements to do paintings, jewelry, sculptures, etc.
In 15 years, Les Tissages de Charlieu decreased by 2 their power consumption per meter of produced fabric.