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Published on Thursday, 26 December 2013

ZDHC issues new textile chemical framework

Written by John Mowbray

ZDHC web-pageLONDON – The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group has revealed a new framework for prioritising the phase out of hazardous chemical substances used in the textile, apparel and footwear supply chain. As a consequence, a pared down list of previously identified restricted chemicals will now be prioritised for action, using the new framework to rank the chemicals by three main criteria: hazard, volume and use pattern. The ZDHC Group claims this new framework is a critical step in achieving its vision of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals across member supply chains and product life cycles by 2020.


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