Boer Group has been collecting, sorting and preparing textiles, worn clothing and shoes for reuse for over 100 years. Our organisation comprises three collection companies and seven sorting companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and an innovative platform. The entire process, transparent, under one roof. Our 750 employees sort approximately 112,5 million kg of used textile every year. Together with our international partners, Boer Group is continually working on sustainable ways to keep residual waste to a minimum.
As a family business which has been handed down from generation to generation, we think it is very important to pass on a healthy planet. We therefore focus on the continuous innovation of our recycling processes. This calls for smart and creative solutions, shared knowledge and innovation in our activities.
Since materials recycling is the way of the future, Boer Group focuses on innovation in textile recycling. With this goal in mind, we established Boer Group Recycling Solutions (BGRS) in 2015. This innovation platform brings parties together and provides financial support and know-how to promising projects in which new textile recycling methods are being developed.
Jobs and Recycling
Over 70% of the world’s population needs used clothing and textiles. Boer Group has a global network of customers. It can satisfy their demands by making clothing and textiles of different levels of quality available for reuse. Boer Group also makes a significant contribution to the local economy and to job creation. A sorting company sells the clothing to wholesalers, who then resell the clothing to (market) traders, who in turn sell the individual articles of clothing on markets, for example. For instance, one bale of second-hand textiles provides work and an income for about 7-8 people locally.