Game-Changing Legislations Looming Over the Apparel and Footwear Industry
Finally, it will change the way you think of the end of life of your products. By 2025 all waste in Europe has to be collected and sorted. To treat this waste and turn it into resources, a package of regulations is being discussed, and many countries are developing EPR schemes, to enhance the accountability of the brands and retailers regarding the products that they put on the market, to support the deployment of new sorting and recycling infrastructure, and to accelerate the transition towards a more circular business model.
All of those regulations will have a dramatic impact on the operations all along the apparel and footwear value chain, it has the means to deliver an efficient transformation.
To make sure that those regulations are effective, and can lead to real impact, an actual decrease in carbon footprint, and betterment of working conditions, the Policy Hub actively harvests all of the knowledge of the apparel and footwear sector to be able to build and deliver one ambitious industry voice to support policymakers into pushing for a circular and sustainable apparel and footwear industry.
This article appeared on https://fashionunited.com/ and was written by Baptiste Carrier-Pradal, Chairman of The Policy Bub. The Policy Hub- Circularity represents more than 700 apparel & footwear stakeholders including brands, retailers, and manufacturers. The Policy Hub for Apparel and Footwear is working to accelerate change by bringing the industry together to voice ambitious policy recommendations that promote a circular economy in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry. The Policy Hub was launched in 2019 by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Global Fashion Agenda, and Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry and was later joined by two other partner organizations Textile Exchange and ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme.