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 PowerPoint that contains surface and groundwater quality and recent activities of the Water Environmental Protection in Institute of Environmental Technology as of 2007. SOURCE: Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA)
This is a website for Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS). The STS programs comprise three main components: consultancy, auditing, and capacity building. These are designed as bespoke programs to meet the individual requirements of each client. SOURCE: Sustainable Textile Solutions, a Member of BluWin Ltd.
This is a website for the Alliance for Water Stewardship, a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs, and the public sector. Their members contribute to the sustainability of local water resources through their adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable use of water – the International Water Stewardship Standard, or AWS Standard […]
This is a website for the Roadmap to Zero Programme, which is a global multi-stakeholder initiative of more than 160 contributors within the fashion and footwear industry. Its goal is to protect the planet by reducing the industry’s chemical footprint. Their solutions and guidelines transform how chemicals are used. Their community spreads knowledge and ideas […]
This is a website page explaining DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®. DETOX TO ZERO is an efficient verification system for the textile and leather industry which aims to implement the criteria of the Greenpeace DETOX Campaign within production facilities. In this case, instead of certification, there is an analysis tool for the optimization and monitoring […]
This is a website for the company Bhive, an application that helps factories make mindful decisions on chemical usage. How it works: scan and upload chemicals into smart inventory, view smart inventory, & phase out high-risk chemicals for a cleaner future. See the website for a demo.
This is a training platform for sustainable chemical management & ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) tools for the textile, apparel, footwear, leather industry. ZDHC is a group of apparel and footwear brands and retailers working together to lead the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. SOURCE: ZDHC
This is an academic journal article written in 2014 that “identifies understudied areas of emerging contaminant (EC) research in wastewaters and the environment, and recommends direction for future monitoring.” SOURCE: Science Direct
This is an academic journal article written in 2018. It reviews the current “detection, occurrence and removal of microplastics in WWTPs. Specifically, the different techniques used for collecting microplastics from both wastewater and sewage sludge, and their pretreatment and characterization methods are reviewed and analyzed.” SOURCE: Elsevier
This is a document created by the ZDHC in 2019 that sets a single, unified expectation across the textile and footwear industries for wastewater discharge quality. It has identified four key areas and two cross-cutting areas which are critical towards eliminating hazardous chemicals from the global textile, leather, and footwear industries. The ZDHC (Zero Discharge […]
This is a report by the United Nations that demonstrates how improved wastewater management generates social, environmental, and economic benefits essential for sustainable development and is essential to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It seeks to inform decision-makers, government, civil society, and private sector, about the importance of managing wastewater as an undervalued […]