Producers should shoulder more of the cost of textiles throughout the full product lifecycle, according to the European Commission, which presented a proposal on Wednesday that would make the establishment of harmonized Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for textiles mandatory across the EU. The new obligations are part of a Commission's proposal for a targeted revision of the 2018 Waste Framework Directive (WFD) specifically addressing textile and food waste. By shifting the management costs of textile waste to producers, EPR systems would create incentives to reduce waste and increase the circularity of textile products such as apparel, accessories and footwear, particularly if EPR fees are eco-modulated to reward the use of textiles with better environmental performance. The proposal does not contain the separate reuse and recycling targets called for by the European Parliament in the run up to the release of the text....
Commission wants producers to bear the cost of textile waste
EPR schemes for textiles to become mandatory across the EU
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