European Commission sets goal to reduce textile waste

April 1st, 2023

The tExtended project aims to create additional incentives for textile recycling. Photo: AIMPLAS Finding recycling solutions for textile waste is a pressing challenge across the globe, as it is estimated that less than 1% of textiles are currently recycled. At the same time, the European Commission has identified textiles as a priority product for the […]

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European Commission adopts new Circular Economy Action Plan

March 16th, 2020

The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan, one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe's new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new action plan aims to make the economy fit for a green future, strengthen competitiveness while protecting the environment […]

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Making the world’s first climate-neutral continent a reality by 2050

February 21st, 2020

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 may be the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. The European Commission has presented the European Green Deal, an ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range […]

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EU restricts chemicals

February 5th, 2019

The European Commission has adopted new restrictions for the use of 33 chemicals known to cause cancer and reproductive health problems. The restrictions limit exposure to chemicals including benzene, formaldehyde and heavy metals that may be particularly harmful with frequent contact with human skin. These new rules set maximum concentration limits in clothing and textiles […]

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