Fashion Industry's Commitment to Abolish Plastic

Discover the fashion industry's commitment to abolish plastic. Learn about the steps taken and the urgency to reduce the environmental impact of polybags.

Fashion Industry's Commitment to Abolish Plastic

Some 8% are planning to abolish plastic within the next 12 months, another 14% within one to two years, 19% within two to three years, 30% within three to four years, and a further 28% within four to five years.

The drive comes as 48% said that they're “extremely concerned” about their business’s use of polybags such as carrier and garment bags, the majority of which are used for goods bought online, and the damage they cause to the environment. According to global innovation platform Fashion for Good, the fashion industry uses around 180 billion polybags every year.

The report showed that plastic use ranked third in the top factors impacting the environmental performance of their business, with only the energy efficiency of operations and the sourcing of merchandise that uses sustainable materials rated more important.

The research also showed that of the steps taken to reduce the amount of plastic packaging used, 77% have folded items differently, 59% have removed unnecessary types of packaging and 46% have changed the packaging type.

Mark Lapping, CEO of Aquapak, said: “Our study shows that there is a commitment at the highest level in the fashion industry to stop using plastic. Brands and retailers are already taking steps to reduce their dependency on plastic packaging, but the pace of change could be much faster. New materials exist which perform in exactly the same way as plastic, providing garment and merchandise protection but do not have any of the environmental problems associated with it."

He added: “Aquapak is already working with several early-adopter fashion companies who are determined to drive a significant change in their industry by embracing upstream innovation in packaging.”


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Plastic Abolishment , Fashion Industry , Environmental Impact , Sustainable Materials

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