FEAD welcomes EU strategy on sustainable textiles

The European Waste Management Association (FEAD) welcomed key aspects of the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles. The umbrella organisation said it strongly supports the introduction of binding product-specific ecodesign requirements to increase textiles performance in terms of durability, reusability, reparability, fibre-to-fibre recyclability, and the introduction of mandatory recycled fibre content in a statement issued on Monday.

In addition to backing the strategy, FEAD highlighted action regarding exports of used textiles as an area in need of additional attention from lawmakers. On the whole the organisation reacted very favourably to the strategy. Mandatory recycled content would trigger needed investments and encourage businesses to prioritise their efforts on fibre-to-fibre recycling, said FEAD....

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