ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION
Bulgarian Association Circular Textile (BACT) unites companies, experts in separate collection and utilization of textile waste, its preparation for reuse and their entry in the second-hand clothing market. The association consists of about 50 Bulgarian and international companies with years of experience in the sector. We not only develop according to the sector requirements and the best practices, but also in correspondence with the principles of sustainability and resource efficiency. Our members have been applying the circular business model into their operations for more than 25 years and successfully carried out their activities in other member-states of the European Union (including Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden), as well as third countries like Switzerland and the U.S.
The Bulgarian Association Circular Textile (BACT) is the legal successor of the Association of Recyclers and Traders of Second-hand clothes – the most experienced organization in separate collection and processing of used textiles in Bulgaria.
The association is a member of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation, the Bulgarian Industrial Association, Bureau of International Recycling and also the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Environmental savings from the activity of BACT
sustainable and revolving business model in the industry
THE PLACE OF PROCESSING AND SALE OF SECOND HAND CLOTHING IN REVOLVING ECONOMY
One of the basic principles set in the revolving economy is to maximize the return of materials to the economy by avoiding waste generation and thus maximizing the value of materials as much as possible and reducing losses in the material balance. The waste management hierarchy first mentions the prevention of waste generation, followed by preparation for re-use and recycling. While waste has in the past been considered useless, it is now increasingly perceived as a resource, and this is clearly seen by the shift in the focus of waste disposal management to preparation for re-use, subsequent use, recycling, and recovery.