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Environmental impact of the textile and clothing industry: What consumers need to know

17-01-2019

The amount of clothes bought in the EU per person has increased by 40 % in just a few decades, driven by a fall in prices and the increased speed with which fashion is delivered to consumers. Clothing accounts for between 2 % and 10 % of the environmental impact of EU consumption. This impact is often felt in third countries, as most production takes place abroad. The production of raw materials, spinning them into fibres, weaving fabrics and dyeing require enormous amounts of water and chemicals ...

The amount of clothes bought in the EU per person has increased by 40 % in just a few decades, driven by a fall in prices and the increased speed with which fashion is delivered to consumers. Clothing accounts for between 2 % and 10 % of the environmental impact of EU consumption. This impact is often felt in third countries, as most production takes place abroad. The production of raw materials, spinning them into fibres, weaving fabrics and dyeing require enormous amounts of water and chemicals, including pesticides for growing raw materials such as cotton. Consumer use also has a large environmental footprint due to the water, energy and chemicals used in washing, tumble drying and ironing, as well as to microplastics shed into the environment. Less than half of used clothes are collected for reuse or recycling when they are no longer needed, and only 1 % are recycled into new clothes, since technologies that would enable recycling clothes into virgin fibres are only starting to emerge. Various ways to address these issues have been proposed, including developing new business models for clothing rental, designing products in a way that would make re-use and recycling easier (circular fashion), convincing consumers to buy fewer clothes of better quality (slow fashion), and generally steering consumer behaviour towards choosing more sustainable options. In 2018, the EU adopted a circular economy package that will, at the insistence of the European Parliament, for the first time ensure that textiles are collected separately in all Member States, by 2025 at the latest. The European Parliament has for years advocated promoting the use of ecological and sustainable raw materials and the re-use and recycling of clothing.

Neurotoxicity of Environmental Pollutants

16-07-2001

This study looks at the neurotoxicity of environmental pollutants. Industrial advances and the unending search for more sophisticated manufacturing processes mean that new chemicals are being manufactured and synthesised all the time. The wide range of these, and the highly diversified ways in which they are used, represent a potential risk to health and more particularly to our central and peripheral nervous systems which, by virtue of their structure and make-up, are especially susceptible to environmental ...

This study looks at the neurotoxicity of environmental pollutants. Industrial advances and the unending search for more sophisticated manufacturing processes mean that new chemicals are being manufactured and synthesised all the time. The wide range of these, and the highly diversified ways in which they are used, represent a potential risk to health and more particularly to our central and peripheral nervous systems which, by virtue of their structure and make-up, are especially susceptible to environmental pollutants. We know that some 1 000 new synthetic products are launched on to the market every year, so the potential impact of these substances on human health, and on the environment too, is naturally a matter of great concern.

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Pierre OUDIN (SEMACO Environnement, France)

Indoor Pollution - An Overview

01-07-1997

This is a study which looks at the potential health problems of working in an indoor office environment, where air conditioning and the use of various materials and solvents can contribute to respiratory and other difficulties.

This is a study which looks at the potential health problems of working in an indoor office environment, where air conditioning and the use of various materials and solvents can contribute to respiratory and other difficulties.

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The Art and Craft of Political Speech-writing: A conversation with Eric Schnure
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EPRS Annual Lecture: Clash of Cultures: Transnational governance in post-war Europe
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