Seven years ago, Greenpeace launched its Detox campaign to address the widespread use of hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing of clothes, which were being released into waterways. It was the first campaign to challenge big clothing brands from all sectors to take responsibility for the environmental impacts of their manufacturing supply chains and commit to achieve zero discharges of hazardous chemicals by 2020.
To date, this challenge has been taken up by 80 brands and suppliers, from fashion and sportswear, to luxury, multiple retailers and the outdoor sector:
Chemical Management with MRSL: DETOX TO ZERO best practice
A Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) is the core element of the Detox roadmap, developed and implemented by all Detox committed brands and companies. It sets a black list of chemicals, starting with the 11 Detox priority hazardous chemical groups. These must be banned at all stages of production, with specific reporting limits used as target levels.
One of the current examples of best practice MRSLs, both for scope and limits, is DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®. The DETOX TO ZERO audit commercialised by OEKO-TEX® also offers some of the most ambitious reporting limits to check on Detox compliance status on wastewater.
New DETOX TO ZERO audit developed by OEKO-TEX®
OEKO-TEX® developed the new DETOX TO ZERO audit, the first commercial tool which assesses wastewater discharges and sludge residues for the priority chemical groups identified by Greenpeace’s Detox campaign, according to ambitious reporting limits.
For the full Greenpeace report please click on this link
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