At the end of March 2022, the European Commission published its new EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles. Its ambitious vision is to reduce textile waste, promote circular measures and minimise the negative environmental impacts of the textile industry. But what would a textile industry that keeps textiles in a closed loop look like, and what political conditions would be required in Germany? A new Zukunftsimpuls paper by the Wuppertal Institute points to the role that Germany could play in the transformation towards a circular textile industry.
Burcu Gözet, Henning Wilts:
The Circular Economy as a New Narrative for the Textile Industry
An Analysis of the Textile Value Chain with a Focus on Germany's Transformation to a Circular Economy
(Zukunftsimpuls no. 23)