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Systematiskt miljöarbete i textilbranschen
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate how companies in the textile industry systematically are working with environmental issues, e.g. ISO14001. The most significant environmental aspects in the textile industry are water and chemical use. Environmental management systems are based on target management to be able to work with environmental issues in a standardized and structured way. Nevertheless, a certification do not tell if a company are sustainable or not, only that they are working with improvements. A survey was prepared and distributed by TEKO for the members within the environmental group. The same survey was also sent to a fashion store who after the survey was interviewed. The 14 responses received from the survey were further analyzed. The result showed that 57% were certified with ISO14001, 64% considered ISO14001 as relevant to the industry, 79% considered work with product labels as not enough environmental work. OEKO-TEX were the most common product label to use. Consumers can be confused by the number of different product labels that exist on the market and therefore a label that applies to all textile are requested. One company collected textile waste, moreover, the result showed no trend whether the municipality or the producers should be responsible for the collecting. To sort textile waste separately gain environmental benefits and has also become a goal set by the EU. At the same time, the demands are increasing in production countries as a result of the population becoming more aware of pollution in air and water.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
ISO14001, EMS, textile, ecolabelling
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-160145OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-160145DiVA, id: diva2:1324459
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Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
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Master of Science Programme in Environmental Health
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Available from: 2019-06-18 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved

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