Transition to Circular Textiles in the Netherlands

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Prof. dr. Marko Hekkert, Denise Reike MSc., Dr. Anne Rainville, Dr. Simona Negro of the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development (Utrecht University) published an innovation systems analysis that advises to quickly create demand for recycled fibers by: 1) deals with workwear manufacturers and public procurement of workwear with recycled content, 2) additional deals with fashion brands, 3) color labeling scheme for clothes that indicates circularity to consumer, 4) introduce EPR levies related to the level of circularity, 5) demand minimal percentage of recycled fibers, preferably at EU level, 6) resort to unilateral regulation when deep changes in industry practices do not take place. Read More