Official 2014 emissions data have just been released and the downward trend in emissions from the sector has continued — 2014 emissions being 13.5% lower than those in 2013 and an impressive 42% lower than in 2008. While some of this reduction can be attributed to lower production, the great majority has been delivered by investment in new power generation and a continued focus on energy efficiency. Allowing for changes in production levels, the figures show that the amount of EU ETS reported carbon dioxide emitted by UK paper mills (per tonne of production) has fallen by a third in just seven years — from 0.64 tonnes CO2 per tonne of product to 0.42 tonnes.
Environmental non-profit Canopy and FSC are leading the charge for change in the fashion industry.
Collaborating for almost 5 years, the CanopyStyle initiative, with over 161 brand partners such as H&M, GAP, Zara and Stella McCartney, committed to eliminate the use of ancient and endangered forests in their supply chains, explore innovative fibers like recycled clothing and to contribute to advancing conservation solutions. All have positioned FSC as the preferred forest certification system of choice.
Fast fashion is here to stay, and the impacts of the industry on the world’s forests might not be immediately apparent. However, the fashion industry has a growing environmental footprint, and trees are used to create fabrics like viscose.
The initiative has also secured wood sourcing policies from rayon and viscose fiber producers now cover more than 70 percent of global viscose fiber production.
Find out more about the partnership here.
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