As part of the Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Commission is developing two key policies on transparency: Substantiating the Green Claims Initiative and Empowering the Consumers Initiative, which will require companies to substantiate claims they make about the environmental footprint of their products/services and will help consumers to play their role in a green transition. In light of this, the Policy Hub organising a webinar co-hosted with Delara Burkhardt, a Member of European Parliament to discuss what is needed for an effective policy framework on transparency.
The Policy Hub – Circularity for Apparel and Footwear hosted its second workshop on Extended Producer Responsibility on 2 September 2020. Stakeholders from the apparel and footwear system (recyclers, suppliers, companies, fiber manufacturers etc.) discussed two specific issues identified as key during the first discussions held in January in Brussels: eco-modulation of fees and share of financial burden.
A high-level event to launch the Policy Hub - Circularity for apparel and footwear
The Policy Hub – Circularity for Apparel and Footwear hosted its first workshop in Brussels on 29 January 2020.On that occasion stakeholders from the apparel and footwear system (recyclers, suppliers, companies, fiber manufacturers etc.) were gathered around one specific issue: extended producer responsibility (EPR).
01 June 2023: The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, responsible for over 10% of the global GHG emissions. In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the textiles industry, leading brands (Adidas, Bestseller, C&A, H&M Group, Inditex and VF Corporation) have come together with the Policy Hub – Circularity for Apparel & Footwear and Eunomia Research & Consulting, to research and publish a set of principles for the most effective waste management system to tackle the pollution and enable a smooth transition to a circular economy for textiles in the EU.
30 March: The EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, published today by the European Commission, lays out key principles supporting the much needed transformation of the textiles industry. The Policy Hub- Circularity for Apparel and Footwear – applauds the strategy. The apparel and footwear sector supports the main principles of the European Commission’s vision in the Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles and reiterates its willingness to actively work together with the European public authorities, as these principles align with the Policy Hub’s objective to promote a circular and climate-neutral economy in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry.