France Leads the Way: An Overview of Global Extended Producer Responsibility Requirements for Textiles
France has been on the forefront of textiles extended producer responsibility (EPR); however, the European Union (EU), Bulgaria, Netherlands, Sweden, and the US state of California have made advancements in this area, as well.
This whitepaper provides an in-depth analysis of the latest updates to EPR laws and regulations in the textile industry to give you a comprehensive understanding of how global EPR regulations will affect your business.
This Whitepaper Covers:
- France’s AGEC, the Triman logo and “sorting information” for textiles and footwear, and Decree No. 2022-748, relating to consumer information on the environmental qualities and characteristics of waste-generating products;
- The European Commission’s online consultation to revise the Waste Framework Directive to include waste textiles;
- The EU’s Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles;
- Bulgaria’s Draft Regulation on the Management of Footwear and Textile Waste;
- Netherlands’ approval of the Decree on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Textiles;
- Sweden’s Proposed Ordinance on EPR for Textiles and proposal for circular handling of textiles and textile waste;
- California’s approved bill, SB 1187, Fabric recycling: pilot project, now Chapter 616 of Statutes of 2022; and
- The Product Stewardship Institute’s (PSI) standards for collection of used textiles in New York State, Re-Clothe NY.
*This whitepaper was originally published on 9th May, 2023. Further regulatory developments may have occurred after publication. To keep up-to-date with the latest compliance news, sign up to our newsletter.
Stacey Bowers, Manager, Global Market Access, Compliance & Risks
Stacey Bowers, MILS, is the Manager of Compliance & Risks’ Global Market Access team.
Stacey is a self-described “law nerd” with nearly 20 years’ experience consulting on international consumer products regulations and standards.
She has extensive knowledge of analytical, labeling, safety and testing issues applicable to apparel, cosmetics, food, food contact articles, footwear, giveaways/ incentives/ premiums, home textiles, jewelry, juvenile products and toys.
Stacey and her team of 10 librarians and lawyers produce current, comprehensive and customized research to address strategic business needs for retailers and manufacturers, including entering new geographic markets; facilitating education and training throughout the supply chain; and development of global best practices around regulatory compliance.
Beth McCalister, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Compliance & Risks
Beth McCalister, MLS, is a Senior Regulatory Consultant in the Global Market Access team at Compliance & Risks.
Beth has more than a decade’s worth of experience as a research consultant — monitoring, selecting, and summarizing international consumer products regulations; compiling customized products to address strategic business needs for retailers and manufacturers, including entering new geographic markets; facilitating education and training throughout the supply chain; and developing global best practices around regulatory compliance.
Beth is constantly developing her subject matter expertise in extended producer responsibility in addition to multiple types of consumer products.