Concrete action against textile waste in Europe arrives

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Specific measures will include ecodesign requirements for textiles, clearer information, a Digital Product Passport and a mandatory EU extended producer responsibility scheme.

As part of a new package of European Green Deal proposals to make sustainable products the norm, the European Commission (EC) has finally introduced the long-awaited EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles.

It sets out both a vision and concrete actions aiming to ensure that by 2030, textile products placed on the EU market are long-lived and recyclable, made as much as possible of recycled fibres, are free from hazardous substances and produced in respect of social rights and the environment.

Consumers, the EC says, will benefit longer from high quality textiles, fast fashion should be out of fashion, and economically profitable re-use and repair services should be widely available.

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