UK Retail Giants Take A Sustainable Step

Defra textiles infographic22 companies representing more than a third of UK clothing sales have signed up to the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) 2020 Commitment, reports letsrecycle.com.

To help the organisations measure their overall carbon, water and waste footprints, WRAP has developed a spreadsheet-based footprint calculator. This tool, for the first time, will enable companies to quantify and report the total global impacts of the clothes they make, sell and recover, in a consistent way.

Liz Goodwin, WRAP chief executive, said: “The fact that 22 organisations have already signed a commitment that explicitly sets out their determination to reduce the carbon, water and waste footprints of clothing is very encouraging. We know that overall, clothing contributes around 5% of the carbon footprint and between 6-8% of the water footprint of all the UK’s goods and services. It also accounts for more than 1 million tonnes of wasted materials, making it the most significant category for consumption impacts after food and drink, housing and transport.”

Read the full story: 22 organisations sign up to clothing commitment

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