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  • January 2, 2024
  • 3E

Q&A: How Digital Product Passport and Data Are Making Textile Industry More Sustainable

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The textile industry is notorious for its waste and carbon footprint. Nearly 65% of the more than 100 billion garments currently produced each year will end up in landfills within 12 months. The textile industry contributes about 8% of the global carbon budget and 20% of industrial water pollution.

To address this, companies across the global textiles supply chain are looking for ways to move toward a more circular economy, said Lori Bestervelt, a senior chemical business advisor for supply chains at 3E. One crucial method companies are employing is the use of digital product passports (DPP) to streamline more sustainable practices, thereby reducing waste and emphasizing more reusable materials.


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