01 Dec '17, 4pm

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Every second, humanity trashes or burns enough clothing to fill a garbage truck, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. In response, this week the foundation’s Circular Fibers Initiative released a sustainability report calling for a new textiles economy. Industry giants like H&M and Nike back the report, which proposes a new system based on circular economy principles, according to Refinery29 . The report begins with stark statistics to make the case for why industry-wide coordination and action will be necessary. So much gets wasted that companies are practically tossing their money directly into landfills. “Less than 1% of material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing, representing a loss of more than $100 billion worth of materials each year,” according to the Circular Fibers Initiative . Even though some countries, like Germany, have high colle...

Full article: https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/12/circular-fibe...

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