Why is collaboration key in a circular economy? Which hazardous chemicals can be found in used textiles? And how are these chemicals hampering material recycling?
To address the challenge around lack of knowledge about the chemical content in collected recyclable textiles, H&M Group and IKEA decided to collaborate in a large test study.
A couple of weeks ago, we brought together consumer-facing textile brands and producers of recycled materials. The goal was to initiate a constructive dialogue on the topic and to give a broader understanding of the textile industry’s needs when it comes to making circular economy a reality.
A year ago, the Swedish Government decided to investigate the possibility of introducing a chemicals tax on clothing and shoes containing hazardous substances. Now, a proposal has been handed over to the Government that suggests that all clothing items and shoes become taxable, with possible tax reductions if the taxpayer can prove that products do not contain certain hazardous chemicals.
IKEA and H&M have joined forces in a large-scale study reviewing chemical content of recyclable fabrics such as shirts, pants and other textiles as a step towards becoming circular.
Sportswear that do not smell bad after exercising in them is a great business idea, and such clothing items have actually been available to customers for quite a while. Although it may sound good, the truth is that these clothes are very problematic for the environment.
Seven years after Greenpeace launched its Detox campaign comes a report showing how 80 fashion companies that committed to cut hazardous chemicals from their clothing production by 2020 have all achieved significant progress.
NGO platform increases visibility of safer chemicals in the textile sector The corporate drive to replace hazardous chemicals in textile products and supply chains with safer alternatives are increasing. To facilitate this drive, chemicals expert NGO ChemSec launched the Marketplace…
Last week, NGO Clean Production Action (CPA), expanded its GreenScreen method and launched GreenScreen Certified – a new certification standard that promotes the use of inherently safer chemicals in textile products. Driven by Greenpeace’s Detox campaign and the corporate collaboration…
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme is developing a web portal that will include a comprehensive list of chemical products and their level of conformity with the programme’s chemical standard. It will also give users the possibility to…