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 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 third workshop on 15 June 2021, at 9.00-13.00 CEST, focuses on sustainable consumption and circular business models in the textile sector.
The workshop aims to identify barriers and solutions, including policy measures, to promote consumption with higher value retention and lower environmental impact, including mainstreaming of circular business models. The participants will also discuss information needs of consumers in relation to understanding and adhering to sustainable consumption. Moreover, the workshop strives to identify recommendations for promoting, enforcing, reporting, monitoring and training in relation to Green Public Procurement.
The other workshops in the series will cover topics such as traceability; product design for circularity; information, market surveillance and product passport; capacity for research and development; digitalisation.
To express your interest to participate in the third workshop, please preregister via this link by 8 June 2021.