Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and his team re-released LA's Green New Deal in April 2019, as an evolution of the city's 2015 Sustainability pLAn. In it, 2 bullet points in Ch9 (pages 100, 103) address the fashion industry and retail sectors as well as the need to divert clothing and textiles from landfill.
pg 100) 2021: Pilot Sector-Specific Recycling Programs
Engage the textile and apparel industry to develop and implement zero waste manufactring strategies and divert unwanted garments from landfills.
pg 103) 2025: Establish Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Policies
Develop EPR guidelines to encourage retailers and manufacturers to recycle goods, take back materials, and/or reduce packaging.
These two bullet points represent 2 of the city's outlined 445 initiatives as apart of the city's overall goal to achieve zero emissions by 2050. So let's start talking about this!
As a baseline, we at CircularFashionLA, feel the Textile Recycling Toolkit provided by the Global Fashion Agenda provides a great outline for all stakeholders to come to a common understanding of the issues and overarching goals for the fashion industry to achieve zero waste by 2050.
We'll post our own summary of the findings shortly, so check back!