A new law by the European Union (EU) will help the European textile industry control waste issues better, says a report by Textile Focus. Titled ‘The EU Textile Strategy’, the new law will expand EU markets for upcycling and sustainable textiles. It will also address fast fashion issues, and introduce circular business models. Through this strategy, the European Union will engage not just manufacturers but also retailers and small enterprises to address the issue of environmental impact. It will consider the fact that most of Europe’s environmental impact occurs in countries outside the EU where the majority of production takes place.
The strategy will also address issue of taxing imports coming from countries that don’t follow Sustainable Development Goals or the Paris Agreement.