The Government has rejected proposals to improve the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee made 18 recommendations in February, including the imposition of a penny tax on garments to fund recycling and a ban on incinerating unsold stock or sending it to landfill.
The committee’s report, Fixing Fashion, showed that UK shoppers buy more new clothes than their counterparts in any other European country and that textile production generates more emissions contributing to climate change than aviation and shipping combined.
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