Herausgeber*in: Eunomia Research & Consulting
Autor*in: Lucie Long, Kayleigh Lee-Simion
Schlagwörter: Bekleidungsindustrie, Circular Economy, EU, Lebenszyklus, Kreislaufwirtschaft, Nachhaltigkeit, Strategien
This study conducts the role of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and supporting policy measures in driving a circular economy for textiles in Europe.
Given the EU’s commitment to a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (relative to 1990) by 2030, the long-term vision of a climate-neutral EU by 2050, and the significant greenhouse gas impacts of EU textile consumption, the forthcoming Textiles Strategy will need to be ambitious.
EPR should be a core component of the Textiles Strategy, as it will be an essential element in the move towards a European Circular Economy for textiles. It is a key mechanism by which the polluter pays principle, enshrined in Article 191(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), can be operationalised. Through EPR, end-of-life costs will be borne by producers, rather than, as is typically the case, by municipalities, and by extension, citizens.
Umfang: 77 Seiten
Zielgruppe: Studierende, Dozierende
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