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Feedback on the Sustainable Products Initiative (EU)

Kirsi Laitala and Ingun Grimstad Klepp have submitted feedback on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation proposal on behalf of Consumption Research Norway. In the following, you can read the introduction. Click this link to read the whole feedback document (eu.com). The clothing research group also sent feedback on the Sustainable textiles strategy to Miljødirektoratet…

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New Make the Label Count White paper outlines important shortcomings for PEF

The report, that Ingun and Kirsi have contributed to, identifies key areas that are not aligned with other EU environmental strategies and that will have detrimental environmental effects if not amended. Key whitepaper findings: Issue #1: The PEF system does not currently take into account microplasticsOmitting microplastics as an indicator effectively assigns zero impacts to this…

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Feedback to the EU Textile Strategy

The input is based on knowledge from these ongoing research projects on clothing and its environmental impact, supported by the Norwegian Research Council: Lasting: Sustainable prosperity through product durability CHANGE: Environmental system shift in clothing consumption Wasted Textiles: Reduced synthetic textile waste through the development of resource-efficient value chains Amazing Grazing: Sustainable products from rangeland-grazing…

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Make the Label Count

Wednesday the 13th October, Ingun Grimstad Klepp participated in the panel discussion at the launch of the Make the Label Count campaign – an international coalition of organisations that want to ensure that the EU’s new labelling system for sustainable clothing is credible and valid. They are critical of the EU commission’s proposed use of…

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Product lifetime in European and Norwegian policies

The objective in this report is to better understand how the increased product lifetime option has been positioned in policies over the past twenty years. By means of policy document analysis, we explore product lifetime positioning in the EU’s circular economy policies, Norwegian political party programs and official documents, environmental NGO documents, consumer organisation policies…

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WOOLUME: Mapping the market for acoustic and sound absorbing products made of wool

This report is the first deliverable from work package 2 of the WOOLUME project. The main goal of WOOLUME is to explore different ways of using wool from Polish Mountain Sheep to achieve better utilisation of resources and value creation. The aim of the report has been to map the market for acoustic and sound…

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