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WEBINAR - Textile production and consumption patterns

The webinar will contextualise the current state of end-of-life and post-consumer textiles in Europe and how they are currently being handled. Afterward, a Ghanaian NGO tackling textile waste will describe and explain how Ghana is drowning under textile waste from Western countries.

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WEBINAR - Textile production and consumption patterns
WEBINAR - Textile production and consumption patterns

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14 mai 2024, 13:00 – 14:30

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Textile production and consumption patterns - the EU’s strategy for sustainable and circular textiles, and the situation in Ghana.

DESCRIPTION

The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, especially when considering the entire life cycle of garments. Whilst many are familiar with the social and environmental implications throughout the value chain, it’s less common to address what happens to garments when they’re not used, such as unsold, returned, or donated garments.

The webinar will contextualise the current state of end-of-life and post-consumer textiles in Europe and how they are currently being handled. Lars Mortenson, from the European Environmental Agency (EEA), will then present EU-level policy recommendations to improve the management of discarded garments in Europe and reduce the dependency to send EU’s unwanted garments in Asia and Africa.

Afterward, Yayra Agbofah from The Revival, a Ghanaian NGO tackling textile waste, will describe and explain how Ghana is drowning under textile waste from Western countries. The Revival acts both on a local level to support the local communities, as well as on international scale to raise-awareness on the reality of discarded garments and advocate for better policies and regulations to protect Ghana.

SPEAKERS

Lars Mortensen is an expert on Circular Economy, Consumption and Production at EEA. The EEA is an EU agency, delivering knowledge and data to support Europe's environment and climate goals by informing decision-makers and the public.

Yayra Agbofah is the founder of The Revival. He is on a mission to transform the textile industry and redefine the idea of waste, more specifically textile waste.

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