Understanding the problem is the first step towards a solution! Keep scrolling to educate yourself about the wastewater produced by the consumer goods industry and how it affects us all.
This is a book from 2011 that contains the global standard for ‘water footprint assessment’ as developed and maintained by the Water Footprint Network (WFN). It covers a comprehensive set of definitions and methods for water footprint accounting. It shows how water footprints are calculated for individual processes and products,as well as for consumers, nations, […]
This is a website for The Higg Index, which is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. SOURCE: Sustainable Apparel Coalition
This is a document by the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) written in 2015 that contains a literature review of the textile industry wastewater discharge quality standards. The ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) is a group of apparel and footwear brands and retailers working together to lead the industry towards zero discharge of […]
This is a chapter in the book “Detox Fashion” written in 2018. This chapter discusses sustainable wet processing techniques and their environmental impacts in the textile industries. SOURCE: ResearchGate
This is a news article that discusses the growth of the global smart water grid market. SOURCE: PR. Newswire
This is a document in Spanish that outlines the terms of the 1987 Salvadorian regulation on water quality. SOURCE: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
This is an Indonesian law enacted in 2010 that regards the quality of the raw wastewater for businesses and/or oil, gas, and geothermal activities. SOURCE: Global Regulation