The government wants to reward good students.
According to franceinfo, the Secretary of State for Ecology Bérangère Couillard is preparing to open consultations with the textile industry in order to build a bonus system for those who adopt eco-responsible production policies.
For four weeks, they will meet to define together the first brick of the textile roadmap for the next six years
", explains the Secretary of State to the information site.
Several textile behemoths, such as H&M, Kiabi or Monoprix will be invited around the table, as well as consumer associations and the Alliance du Commerce.
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Concretely, the government plans to draft a decree establishing a system of financial bonuses favoring companies that market sustainable textile products, by promoting sustainable labels.
Less virtuous companies, on the other hand, should not be penalized by penalties.
According to the government, this is explained by the fact that “
a majority of products [would] be concerned.
Applying a penalty to everyone is not very positive
Another objective of these consultations: to encourage the French to recycle more of the clothes they no longer wear, by installing more collection points across the territory and particularly in rural areas.
Objective: to succeed in recycling 80% of used textiles by 2027. Because currently, Europeans consume nearly 26 kg of textiles per year.
At the same time, they throw away about 11 kg of it every year.
87% are incinerated or landfilled.
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The textile sector weighs heavily in carbon emissions worldwide.
It is estimated that textile production is responsible for approximately 20% of global drinking water pollution, due in particular to dyes and other finishing products.
Moreover, this industry represents 10% of global CO2 emissions, which is higher than all flights and maritime transport on a planetary level.