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Sustainability December 8th, 2021

The Fundamentals To Succeed In Your Textiles 2030 Journey

Earlier this year, the UK government has funded Textiles 2030 – a ground-breaking, expert-led initiative that will transform how the UK supplies, uses and disposes of clothing and textiles.

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Circularity is the new objective in the UK!

WRAP is the organization in charge of piloting the Textiles 2030 program. It provides a tool to help you calculate your product footprint throughout its life cycle. The initiative complements perfectly the conclusions of COP26 which aims for a net zero GHG emissions by 2050 and a reduction by 45% until 2030. It is not an easy task, but countries need to take action and businesses will have to comply.

Textiles 2030 objectives are:
• Objective 1: To reach the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions target in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change;
• Objective 2: To reduce water consumption;
• Objective 3: To increase the usage of recycled materials.

In the fashion industry, the first step for brands is to collect data on their supply chain environmental performances. And because that is not an easy task, Trimco Sustainability Track & Trace solution gives brands the right tools to answer each objective of Textiles 2030, as it follows:

Objectives 1 and 2:

Sustainability Track & Trace collects suppliers’ scope certificates, including GHG performance and water consumption. Brands will thus have access to all the information required to closely monitor their supply chain and ensure they align with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Objective 3:

Trimco’s Sustainability Track & Trace collects suppliers’ transaction certificates and provides an analysis of each product’s sustainability performance. For example, it is possible to compare the percentage of recycled material vs virgin material.

The UK Government has already taken action on Objective 3. They introduced a new tax on plastic packaging, applicable to all packaging with less than 30% recycled plastic, starting with April 1st, 2022. Sustainability Track & Trace collects transaction certificates and allows brands to prove the amount of recycled plastic used on packaging to the UK government.

Sources: www.wrap.org.uk & www.gov.uk.  

Find out more about Textiles 2030 at https://wrap.org.uk/taking-action/textiles/initiatives/textiles-2030

Photo Credit: David Dvoracek on Unsplash, Textiles 2030 logo by WRAP

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