Tunisian textile sector adopts roadmap for successful green transition

Tunis: The Tunisian textile sector has just drawn up a roadmap setting out the steps to be taken to ensure the success of its green transition. The roadmap was drawn up by the technical committees set up to monitor the "Green Transition of Tunisian Textiles" project, an innovative initiative led by the Tunisian Textile and Clothing Federation (FTTH) to promote environmental sustainability in the Tunisian textile industry. The initiative aims to recycle 90% of wastewater, reduce companies' carbon footprints by 30%, use 100% renewable electricity, reduce textile waste by 50% and certify 100 textile companies to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards, by 2030. The roadmap, which sets out the guidelines for the sector's green transition, follows the signing on May 2 of a memorandum of understanding between the Tunisian government, represented by the Ministry of Trade and Export Development, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, represented by its embassy in Tunis and the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Devel oping Countries (CBI), to support the transition to a green and circular Tunisian textile industry. The rules governing access to the European market have been revised following the unveiling of the European Green Deal in December 2019, under which the European Union (EU) is taking a growing interest in the environmental impact of its consumption in third countries and is beginning to use the rules governing access to the European market as a lever in favour of its ecological transition. Further rules and restrictions are planned for the near future. That's why FTTH is working hard to comply with the standards and to take the path of sustainability and circularity in order to maintain and strengthen the position of Tunisian textiles on the European market. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse