China announces textile recycling targets #376


China has reportedly announced a plan to be recycling a quarter of the country’s textile waste into two million tonnes of new fibre a year by 2025 as part of its climate change targets.

The country sees the move as part of its bid to peak its carbon emissions by the end of the decade and become carbon neutral by 2060 – a decade later than the United Nations’s (UN) net zero target.

A document jointly published by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Commerce said the aim was to have a waste textile recycling system “initially established” by 2025, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP).

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