EU proposes new rules to discourage disposable fast fashion
The European Union plans to counter the polluting use of fast fashion and is warning consumers to stop using their clothes like disposable facial tissues.
New rules proposed by the European Commission call for a mandatory minimum use of recycled fibres by 2030 and a ban on the destruction of many unsold products.
The European Commission rules also seek to contain the release of micro-plastics and improve global labour conditions in the garment industry. The commission says the EU wants "sustainable products to become the norm."
The 27-nation bloc imported over €80 billion worth of clothes in 2019, mainly from China, Bangladesh and Turkey.