Sustainability Policy

Sustainability Policy for Coppermill Ltd

A Textile Recycling Company



At Coppermill Ltd, we are committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. As a textile recycling company with roots dating back over a century, we recognize our responsibility to protect our planet for future generations. This sustainability policy outlines our commitment, goals, and actions to minimize our environmental impact.


Our Legacy

Coppermill Ltd’s journey began as rag merchants navigating the streets of East London with a horse-drawn cart named Hercules. Today, we stand as a beacon of environmental responsibility, having evolved into a state-of-the-art warehouse and recycling facility. Our legacy is one of sustainability, resilience, and positive impact.


Key Principles

  • Textile Recycling Excellence: We prioritize textile recycling as a conscious choice to contribute positively to the environment. By diverting thousands of tons of textiles from landfills each year, we mitigate the harmful effects of textile waste.


  • Adaptability and Innovation: Our transformation from a horse-drawn cart to a technologically advanced facility showcases our adaptability. We stay at the forefront of sustainable practices by continually innovating and improving our processes.


  • Meticulous Textile Processing: Textiles are not mere waste; they are valuable resources. We assess textiles based on factors such as absorbency, linting, and abrasiveness to determine optimal recycling methods. This approach minimizes waste and maximizes utility.


  • Zero-Carbon Footprint: We aim for a zero-carbon footprint. Our green manufacturing processes and biodegradable packaging reduce waste and landfill usage. By reclaiming, converting, and recycling textiles, we contribute to a healthier planet.



  • Landfill Diversion: Continuously increase the volume of textiles diverted from landfills. Coppermill are proud to report that nothing has been sent to landfill since November 2014. We have managed to find alternative solutions and will continue to do so.


  • Education and Awareness: Educate our employees, partners, and customers about sustainable practices. We will conduct workshops, share best practices, and raise awareness about textile recycling.


  • Carbon Neutrality: Strive towards carbon neutrality by investing in renewable energy sources, energy-efficient technologies, and offsetting our carbon emissions.


  • Circular Economy: Promote a circular economy by encouraging textile reuse, upcycling, and responsible consumption.



  • Process Optimization: Regularly review and enhance our textile processing methods to minimize waste and improve efficiency.


  • Collaboration: Partner with local communities, NGOs, and other stakeholders to create a network that supports sustainable textile practices.


  • Monitoring and Reporting: Track our progress, measure key performance indicators, and transparently report our sustainability efforts.



Coppermill Ltd’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond business—it’s about making a tangible difference. Together, we pave the way for a greener, more responsible future.