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Publication . Report . 2021

Plastic in textiles: potentials for circularity and reduced environmental and climate impacts

S, Manshoven; A, Smeets; M, Arnold; Fogh Mortensen L;
Open Access  
Published: 28 Jan 2021
Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Synthetic textile fibres are produced from fossil fuel resources, such as oil and natural gas. Their production, consumption and related waste handling generate greenhouse gas emissions, use non-renewable resources and can release microplastics. This report provides an overview of the production and consumption of synthetic textiles in Europe, analyses environmental and climate impacts, and highlights potential pathways for developing a circular economy value chain.
Funded by
EEA| ETC WMGE
Project
ETC WMGE
ETC Waste and Materials in a Green Economy
  • Funder: European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • Project Code: ETC WMGE