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ZDHC adds 4 new organisations as contributors
Four new organisations have been added as ZDHC contributors. Solution provider, Kaken Test Center and Achille Pinto from the textile and footwear industry have joined as part of the value chain affiliate category.
Bluesign sees sustainability hopes improving in India
Chemical change management should touch the issues surrounding it right from the roots because resource consumption and risk reduction are important for the textile value chain. Realising this, Bluesign, which was founded in 2000, has been making rapid strides towards managing chemicals in textile industry.
ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines Version 1.1 released
The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme has announced the release of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines Version 1.1. Initially released in November 2016, the Wastewater Guidelines define a single, unified standard for wastewater testing that goes beyond regulatory compliance and conventional wastewater testing parameters.
Sustainable textiles - The need of future
With awareness and demand, ecological parameters for all consumer goods gain significant importance. Market preferences have led buyers to lay down ecological specifications and eco labels have made their presence felt, feels Edward Menezes, Director of Rossari Biotech.
Hohenstein joins hands with ZDHC
Following its recent recognition by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme as a partnering wastewater testing laboratory, Hohenstein now offers customers the security of ZDHC-compliant manufacturing.
New OEKO-TEX regulations for 2018
I n 2018, the OEKO-TEX Association endeavours to provide further targeted support on issues relating to consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile value creation chain. The existing guidelines of the OEKO-TEX product portfolio were updated on January 2, 2018. The new regulations come into effect on April 1, 2018 for all certification systems and other services, following a three-month transition period. OEKO-TEX presents the new product regulations in detail to interested companies during a webinar on January 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon (EST, UTC-5). Participation is free. One can register at www.oeko-tex.com/webinar-updates-2018.
Zero Discharge: Let's zero in on opportunity
Where is the dyeing and processing industry heading? Are we going to be ‘Eco- friendly’ or ‘Economy friendly’? Only time will tell. Recently, the Environment Ministry has proposed effluent norms which the Textile Ministry of India has most certainly termed ‘stringent’ and raised concerns and issues associated with its implementation (PTI December 31, 2015).
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