The New Circular Economy Action Plan identifies textiles as a key product value chain where there is potential to boost the EU market for sustainable and circular textiles. The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather input on challenges and gaps as well as opportunities for the sector towards sustainability.
This strategy will help the EU shift to a climate-neutral, circular economy where products are designed to be more durable, reusable, repairable, recyclable and energy-efficient.
It aims to ensure that the textile industry recovers from the COVID-19 crisis in a sustainable way by:
- making it more competitive
- applying circular economy principles to production, products, consumption, waste management and secondary raw materials
- directing investment, research and innovation.
Have your say through this link: EU strategy for sustainable textiles.
The consultation will be open until 4 August 2021.