The impact of EU-regulations
According to the EU 90% of biodiversity loss is caused by resource extraction and processing, up to 80% of products’ environmental impacts are determined at the design phase and only 11.8% of the current materials are cycled. The major issues we face to live in balance with our planet require collective action.
Some of the measures the EU will introduce with regards to sustainable textiles are:
- set design requirements for textiles to make them last longer, easier to repair and recycle
- introduce clearer information on textiles and a digital product passport
- empower consumers and tackle greenwashing by ensuring the accuracy of companies’ green claims
- stop overproduction and overconsumption, and discourage the destruction of unsold or returned textiles
- harmonize EU Extender Producer Responsibility rules for textiles and economic incentives to make products more sustainable
- address the unintentional release of microplastics from synthetic textiles
- address the challenges from the export of textile waste
Other examples of the EU and Dutch policies and regulations are:
- European Green Deal aimed at reducing global warming
- European Circular Economy Action Plan
- The EU strategy for sustainable and circular textiles
- Dutch extended producer responsibility for textiles
At Arapaha we support these initiatives to implement far reaching and universal measures. We believe we can and should go even faster and further. We design and manufacture our products with the ambition to exceed the standards that are currently under review.
Living in balance with our planet is possible!