Hangers & Polybags

It is estimated that the fashion industry produces each year more than hundred billion polybags to wrap, protect and transport clothing and around 85 billion of hangers. Our working group aims to provide the best solutions to manage plastic and waste issues related to this topic.

The "Hangers & Polybags" working group was created as a result of the commitments made following our citizen consultation. It aims to create a new collecting channel for the reuse and recycling of plastic hangers and polybags. This project is part of the "Grande Cause pour l’Environnement" project and the Make.org Foundation is helping to organize the fundraising.



We are conducting a study with TriO (specialist in waste management and traceability) and iCare (environmental consulting agency) in order to create a channel for reusing and recycling plastic hangers and polybags.

▶︎ [February 2022] Summary of the opportunity study for the implementation of a collection channel for plastic packaging in France, available here (french)

▶︎ [Spring 2022] Preparation of phase 2 and launch of the call for proposals for operational pilot projects. Presentation of the pilot project for the collection and recycling of hangers and polybags in Île-de-France available here (french)

▶︎ [Autumn 2022 - March 2023] Deployment of the pilot project



• Isabelle Lefort - Paris Good Fashion (co-pilote)
• Maïtena Echeverria - Fondation Make.org (co-pilote)
• Kachen Hong-Zwart - Groupe Etam
• Sophie Bonnier - Kering
• Mélanie Met & Damien Pellé - Galeries Lafayette
• Isabelle Desfontaine - Groupe Eram

With TriO (Charlotte Tanan, Constance Bachoud) et iCare (Rebecca Slattery, Albane Mazoyer)