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Textiles are on average the fourth-highest source of pressure on the environment and climate change from a European consumption perspective, as shown in previous EEA briefings.
Europe faces major challenges managing used textiles, including textiles waste. As reuse and recycling capacities in Europe are limited, a large share of used textiles collected in the EU is traded and exported to Africa and Asia, and their fate is highly uncertain.
The common public perception of used clothing donations as generous gifts to people in need does not fully match reality.
In the course of two decades, there has been a threefold increase in EU used textiles exports
During this hybrid event (in Brussels and online), the European Commission DG Research and Innovation will share the findings and discuss the new ERA circular technologies roadmap for textile, construction and energy-intensive industries that has just been published, as part of the new European Research Area.
The EU is facing increasingly serious societal, environmental and climate challenges. EuRIC is uniquely placed to bridge circularity and climate neutrality. However, regulations and policies are hindering the sector's ability to tackle these societal challenges in partnership with the EU.
Join EuRIC in Brussels on 30 March for a high-level conference that will unite European policymakers and recycling experts from across the circular economy value chain.
Circular economy take-up by companies in the textiles and apparel sector has increased significantly in recent years, but we know relatively little about how current circular business models affect workers and communities.
In this session on 14 February, Utrecht University's Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Smart Green Industry and Conserve India will explore the outcomes of their most recent social impact study on the apparel value chain.
The World Circular Economy Forum 2023 will be held in Helsinki from 30 May to 2 June 2023. This global collaboration forum is co-organised by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Nordic Innovation, with international partners. It will attract more than 2 000 leading circular economy players in the world to Finland to find circular solutions that can help our economies fit within the boundaries of nature. Part of the programme will also be accessible online.
The Circular Navarre Catalogue 2022 is an update of the showcasing booklet published in 2020 and in 2021. This new edition includes 50 organisations - based on circular business models - in the Spanish Navarre region, looking for international cooperation.
This working paper outlines how a circular economy (CE) can help avert the climate crisis. It outlines nine calls-to-action to take to maximise CE benefits in order to help limit warming to 1.5 ̊C and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Shift consumption patterns
Stimulate product circularity from the design phase
Incorporate circularity across clean energy value chains
Integrate CE strategies into national climate policies and plans
Incentivise cross-border greenhouse gas emission reductions
Connect CE metrics with climate change impacts
Increase transparency and comparability in modelling methodologies
Apply systemic and context-specific impact assessment to inform decision-making
Investigate the role of CE in climate change adaptation.