Call to charge fashion producers 1p per garment to fund better waste collection | ITV News

Call to charge fashion producers 1p per garment to fund better waste collection | ITV News



it's not good for fashions image as the industry is accused of damaging the environment through a disposable culture well just summer spring summer I'm season just started Seder Pierre is a fashion blogger on instagram where she rarely wears the same clothes twice but now agrees it's time for change because it's so cheap it psychologically it makes you think you know I can buy another one because it's so cheap and I can chuck this one in the bin and seriously are people doing that yes most people most people start doing that what buying stuff wearing it once I'm throwing it away today MP said they want to fix fashion calling for a 1 p per item charge from the industry that would give 35 million pounds annually to fund more recycling they called for compulsory environmental targets for large fashion firms and clothing repair lessons in schools to help end the throwaway culture the true price of clothing that's been paid in environmental destruction one of the UK's highest profile fashion designers Katherine Hamnett backs the plan saying the current patchwork of voluntary codes simply isn't working can we now trust the fashion industry to get its house in order to become more sustainable more ethical no I think that they will constantly fight it and I think the only way that we're actually going to get them to toe the line is by introducing legislation it's right across the board the industry really needs to reinvent itself to make sustainable Eve because it is costing the earth we buy more clothes per head than anywhere else in Europe throwing away a million tons a year tonight a leading industry spokesman said a new tax would be hard to swallow retail environments of the is incredibly challenging movement there's been lots of stories about retailers closing and people losing their jobs another tax on top of that would be very difficult for the retailers this industry says consumers would also need to change to end the throw away mindset fashion is full of new trends mp's now want the next one to be environmental Christou my TV news you

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