Herausgeber*in: European Environment Agency - European Topic Centre Circular Economy and Resource Use
Autor*in: Saskia Manshoven, Anse Smeets, Christian Malarciuc, Anna Tenhunen, Lars Fogh Mortensen
Schlagwörter: Bekleidungsindustrie, Europa, Kunstfasern, Lieferkette, Mikroplastik, Textilindustrie, Umweltverschmutzung, Waschen
Textiles and plastics are two of the key product value chains that are considered a priority in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan (EC, 2020a). As a result, the EEA has devoted specific attention to textiles and plastics in the circular economy, building the knowledge base on the textiles and plastics systems, their environmental and social impacts, and potential pathways to more sustainable and circular systems.
The briefing Textiles in Europe’s Circular Economy (EEA, 2019) and its underpinning ETC report Textiles and the environment in a circular economy (ETC/WMGE, 2019) highlighted the sector’s significant environmental impacts, ranking textiles as the fourth most significant in the use of primary raw materials and water – after food, housing and transport, and fifth for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The study also highlighted that synthetic fibres have overtaken cotton in the production of clothing, household textiles and technical textiles.
Umfang: 61 Seiten
Zielgruppe: Studierende, Dozierende
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