AMSTERDAM – The textile industry can take the lead in tax reforms that target natural resources and pollution rather than labour. A move that could enable job creation and help to reduce overconsumption associated with the ‘take-make-waste’ model, according to research organisation, Ex Tax Project.

Researchers at the Dutch organisation have already carried out a study examining how this might work in the Bangladesh textile industry, which project leader, Femke Groothuis, told Ecotextile News was chosen as a case study because the country has one of the largest gaps between tax revenue and GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

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