Understanding the problem is the first step towards a solution! Keep scrolling to educate yourself about the textiles industry, the wastewater it produces, and how it affects us all.
of water pollution worldwide is linked to textile production.
of water use and discharge could be reduced through changes such as recycling process water and reusing cooling water.
While technological solutions exist, they are often not being used and wastewater is directly discharged to receiving waters, untreated. Sometimes even when the water treatment technology is purchased and used, it is not run continuously in order to save money.Untreated textile wastewater can exacerbate local water scarcity issues, pollute entire watersheds, and harm other local industries that rely on the watershed such as agriculture and fishing. The aim of this toolbox is to help both manufacturers and brands improve their wastewater footprint, and have a positive, value adding message to bring to their consumers.
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