13 Jun '17, 1pm
EU seeks greener public textile procurement
BRUSSELS – The European Union has announced a raft of new developments with its voluntary Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for textiles products and services. With criteria largely based on the EU Ecolabel criteria for textiles, this is an area with a high public spend, particularly in the uniforms of military, police and hospital staff. With the EU Ecolabel closing in on its 25th birthday, recent changes to EU Ecolabel criteria for textiles have focused on sustainable cottons, recycled synthetics, the recovery of wool waste and man-made cellulosics.