The new Circular Economy Action Plan identifies textiles as a key product value chain with potential to boost the EU market for sustainable and circular textiles.
The European Commission is organising a series of targeted stakeholder workshops to gather input on challenges and gaps as well as opportunities for the sector towards sustainability.
The second workshop on 2 June 2021, at 13.30-17.30 CEST, will focus on the global dimension of textiles in a circular economy. The aims of this workshop are to:
- identify barriers for more environmentally and socially sustainable global textile production, trade of textile products as well as exported and imported textile waste and
- identify policy solutions for the EU to those barriers.
During the workshop, participants will also discuss how to create synergies with third countries to achieve such policy objectives and ensure a level playing field while considering work developed by organisations such as the UN or the OECD.
Remaining workshops will cover topics such as sustainable consumption and circular business models; traceability; product design for circularity; information, market surveillance and product passports; capacity for research and development; digitalisation.
To express your interest to participate in this second workshop, pre-register here by 21 May 2021.