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dc.contributor.authorBETON Adrienen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDIAS Deboraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFARRANT Lauraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGIBON Thomasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLE GUERN Yannicken_GB
dc.contributor.authorDESAXCE Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPERWUELTZ Anneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBOUFATEH Inesen_GB
dc.contributor.editorWOLF Oliveren_GB
dc.contributor.editorKOUGOULIS IOANNIS STEFANen_GB
dc.contributor.editorCORDELLA MAUROen_GB
dc.contributor.editorDODD NICHOLAS PETERen_GB
dc.identifier.otherEUR 26316en_GB
dc.identifier.otherOPOCE LF-NA-26316-EN-Nen_GB
dc.description.abstractCompleted in May 2006 by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Environmental Impact of Products (EIPRO) study was conducted from a life cycle perspective. Whilst textiles was not identified within the highest areas of impact they did dominate across all impact categories with a contribution of 2–10 % of all consumption. A study on the Environmental Improvement of Products (IMPRO) for textiles was developed in order to identify technically and socio-economically feasible means of improving the environmental performance of textile products. The objectives of the study were to: - identify the market share and consumption of textile products in the EU-27; - estimate and compare the potential environmental impacts of textile products and their value chain (life cycle) consumed in the EU-27; - identify the main environmental improvement options and estimate their potential; - assess the socioeconomic impacts of the identified options. The analysis of the possible improvement options suggest that a significant reduction of impacts can potentially be achieved by targeting consumers. In particular, some of these options would require small behavioural changes. To achieve such changes it is necessary for consumers to be aware of these issues, and it is imperative that infrastructural requirements can be met. Promotion of ecolabels, and examples of best practice cases, could be used as tools. Concerning improvement options related to supply factors, it is more challenging to make an accurate assessment and comparison of the improvement potential of single actions due to a lack of experience with emerging techniques. Nevertheless, the analysis suggests that significant improvements could be achieved by encouraging practices which can produce less environment impacts, such as the recycling of effluent water.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.J.5-Sustainable Production and Consumptionen_GB
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Unionen_GB
dc.titleEnvironmental Improvement Potential of textiles (IMPRO Textiles)en_GB
dc.typeEUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reportsen_GB
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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