UK Government rejects all recommendations of the Fixing Fashion report

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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.


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  1. The UK Government rejection to a serious and representative movement that culminated on a Audit report, demosntrates how deep is the Emergency and the Climate Crisis. It makes it harder for us to mitigate Climate Emergency without public politics.

  2. FionaD says

    Although the recommendations in the audit were rejected it gives me hope that the report exists in the first place. Changing legislation is critical to making an impact, so let’s keep prevailing at the govt. level. With persistence, change will come!

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