The UK Government’s response to the recommendations of Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee’s report, Fixing Fashion: Clothing Consumption and Sustainability is now published. The report, which was published in February 2019, called for an end to throwaway fashion and included a set of recommendations for environmental and labour market practices.
The UK Government has rejected each recommendation, including:
– A new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme to reduce textile waste with a one penny charge per garment on producers.
– Mandatory environmental targets for fashion retailers with a turnover above £36 million
UCRF determines that the rejection of the report’s recommendations indicates UK Government’s firm priority of businesses over planet and people.