With mounting concerns over the clothing industry's disproportionate carbon footprint, UK-based sustainability-focused charity WRAP partnered with UK clothing retailers to launch 'Textiles 2030'–a waste-reducing initiative. The sustainability program is supported by over half of the UK clothing market, including retailers like Next, Tesco, Ted Baker, and Gymshark. It also sources support from several waste-reduction charities and recycling organizations.
The Textiles 2030 initiative aims to cut the carbon footprint of clothing sold by 50% and reduce the water footprint by 30%–all by 2030. In addition, the program will work with businesses to enact several recycling techniques to encourage circularity throughout the production line. These efforts are meant to contribute to the UK's goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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