Amen­de­menten Hazekamp op ontwerp­re­so­lutie over de EU-strategie voor duurzaam en circulair textiel


18 januari 2023

Motion for a resolution on the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circulair Textiles of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Amendment 1
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Citation 12 a (new)

Amendment

— Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 on textile fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of textile products;

Amendment 2
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Citation 12 b (new)

Amendment

— Having regard to the parliamentary Inquiry into the health and wellbeing of kangaroos and other macropods in New South Wales1a;

Amendment 3
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)

Amendment

B a. whereas the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textile contains green ambitions but falls short regarding other key aspects of the sector such as workers’ rights or the gender perspective;


Amendment 4
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital B b (new)

Amendment

B b. whereas jobs that are traditionally labelled as “women’s work” or that are in highly feminised sectors, such as the garment sector, tend to be under-valued; whereas women generally have access to a narrow range of jobs and tasks, face horizontal and vertical occupational segregation, concentrated in the lowest-skilled and lowest-paid tasks, as well as direct and indirect discrimination based on gender, including pregnancy-based discrimination ; whereas they also suffer occupational diseases and lack of access to appropriate and much needed healthcare;


Amendment 5
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)

Amendment

C a. whereas globally, 20 per cent of all clean water pollution is caused by dyes and chemicals used by the textile industry;

Amendment 6
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)

Amendment

C b. whereas fast-fashion production models encourage the mass consumption of poor quality clothes, often unrecyclable, at the expense of workers' social rights, luring consumers through greenwashing practices such as false environmental claims and in-house misleading labels;

Amendment 7
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital C c (new)

Amendment

C c. whereas well-informed choices can help drive the demand for quality clothing, which is less damaging for the environment and a supply chain that respects nature, workers and animals;

Amendment 8
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital C d (new)

Amendment

C d. Whereas textile products may also contain non-textile parts of animal origin, such as fur, leather or feathers, the production of which has a severe negative impact on the environment and animal welfare;

Amendment 9
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital C e (new)

Amendment

C e. whereas every year, billions of animals suffer and die for the production of garments, shoes and accessories; whereas the vast majority of the billions of animals who are killed for their skin, wool, feathers, or fur endure all the horrors of factory farming;


Amendment 10
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital C f (new)

Amendment

C f. whereas leather is a profitable resource, not simply a by-product of the meat industry; whereas the majority of the world’s leather comes from India and China, both of which lack adequate animal welfare legislation;

Amendment 11
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital C g (new)

Amendment

C g. whereas the keeping and killing of animals solely for the purpose of fur production is ethically unacceptable;

Amendment 12
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital C h (new)

Amendment

C h. whereas numerous outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 on mink farms have evidenced the veterinary-public health risks associated with the production of fur, with the risk of nullifying the effect of the information and vaccination campaigns;

Amendment 13
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Recital C i (new)

Amendment

C i. Whereas the EU is the biggest importer of Australian kangaroo meat and skins, accounting for 65% of this trade; whereas the Australian parliamentary Inquiry into the health and wellbeing of kangaroos and other macropods found that the commercial killing of kangaroos involves severe animal welfare issues, including the killing of healthy joeys which was confirmed to be inextricably part of the reality of the kangaroo industry; whereas this practice was found to be 'an emotive issue and shocking to many people'; whereas several European retail companies have stopped selling products containing kangaroo parts due to moral concerns, but no legislative action has been taken by the EU so far in order to stop the import of kangaroo-products;

Amendment 14
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2

Motion for a resolution

2. Acknowledges the urgency of ensuring that textile products placed on the EU market are long-lived, reusable and recyclable, and free of hazardous substances; expresses its concern that the measures identified in the EU Strategy might not be sufficient to fulfil the 2030 objective and calls on the Commission to ensure all necessary measures, including additional measures to those identified in the strategy, are taken to achieve the 2030 vision;

Amendment

2. Acknowledges the urgency of ensuring that textile products placed on the EU market are long-lived, reusable and recyclable, free of hazardous substances and do no harm to animals; expresses its concern that the measures identified in the EU Strategy might not be sufficient to fulfil the 2030 objective and calls on the Commission to ensure all necessary measures, including additional legislative and non-legislative
measures to those identified in the strategy, are taken to achieve the 2030 vision;

Amendment 15
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5

Motion for a resolution

5. Draws attention to the fact that imports of non-compliant products sold through online platforms and other digital services are widespread, and calls on those service providers to ensure that the textile products they sell comply with EU law;

Amendment

5. Draws attention to the fact that imports of non-compliant products sold through online platforms and other digital services are widespread, and calls on those service providers to ensure that the textile products they sell comply with EU law; Calls on Member States to step up their controls and checks and to ensure that appropriate and deterrent penalties are in place;


Amendment 16
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)

Amendment

5 a. Calls on the Commission to mainstream the gender perspective, particularly regarding women's rights, in the implementation of the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textile; believes that this initiative should promote non-discrimination and address the issue of violence and harassment in the workplace, as already envisaged by European and international commitments;

Amendment 17
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)

Amendment

7 a. Stresses that the water footprint of the textiles industry needs to be drastically reduced; calls on the Commission to set ambitious and mandatory targets to reduce the water footprint of the various different types of textiles;

Amendment 18
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9

Motion for a resolution

9. Calls for the setting of clear targets and measures to prevent and minimise the release of microplastics into the environment, covering both unintentional and intentional releases; considers that ecodesign requirements should favour fabrics that are proven to release less microplastics; calls also for the setting of requirements to reduce the amount of microplastics released during industrial wet processing and washing and drying by industry and consumers;

Amendment

9. Calls for the setting of clear targets and measures to prevent and minimise the release of microplastics into the environment, covering both unintentional and intentional releases; considers that ecodesign requirements should favour fabrics that are proven to release less microplastics, stresses the importance of a source-based approach; calls also for the setting of requirements to reduce the amount of microplastics released during industrial wet processing and washing and drying by industry and consumers;

Amendment 19
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)

Amendment

9 a. Expresses deep concern about the widespread and toxic pollution caused by dyeing of textiles, calls on brands and producers to take responsibility and to address this problem with urgency, calls on the Commission to ensure this issue will be addressed via the Ecodesign Regulation;

Amendment 20
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 b (new)

Amendment

9 b. Deeply deplores that the inherently unsustainable practice of 'Black Friday' is gaining momentum in Europe, calls on industry and retailers to refrain from participating in this marketing strategy that stimulates overconsumption, and to transition to a 'Green Friday' instead;


Amendment 21
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 3 a (new)

Amendment

Cruelty-free

Amendment 22
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)

Amendment

13 a. Stresses that when the production of garments, shoes, accessories and home furnishing products compromises animal welfare, these products can only be regarded as inherently unsustainable; regrets the lack of attention paid to the wellbeing of animals in the EU Strategy for sustainable and circular textiles given that the use of animal-derived products is regrettably an inextricable part of garment and home furnishing production chains;


Amendment 23
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 b (new)

Amendment

13 b. Urges the Commission to deliver a legislative proposal to prohibit the killing of animals for the purposes of fur production, as well as the imports of fur;

Amendment 24
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 c (new)

Amendment

13 c. Underlines that fur and leather processing, such as tanning and dressing, involves the use of toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and ammonia, and heavy metals, such as chromium, to prevent animal skins decaying, thereby posing a health threat to both consumers and workers, as well as producing toxic waste that contributes to environmental pollution; notes that the production of fur is associated with a higher carbon footprint than textiles, including wool, due to the production of animal feed, manure emissions, as well as energy costs relating to inter alia transportation, processing and cold storage; stresses that, despite fur industry claims that it is a ‘natural’ alternative to synthetic textiles, animal fur cannot be classified as a sustainable product given its inherently negative impact on the welfare of animals and the environment;

Amendment 25
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 d (new)

Amendment

13 d. Applauds efforts to replace leather with sustainable, vegan alternatives, believes that more support should be given to research and development in this field;

Amendment 26
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 e (new)

Amendment

13 e. Highlights that fur and leather items are often deliberately mislabelled, calls on the Commission to use the upcoming proposal on substantiating environmental claims to eliminate these misleading labels and the proposed revision of the of Textile Labelling Regulation to introduce transparent labelling of all non-textile parts of animal origin;

Amendment 27
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 f (new)

Amendment

13 f. Calls for additional measures by the Commission and Member States, as well as by industry and retail to ensure full regard is paid to the welfare of animals from which fibres and skins are used in the clothing, footwear and accessories industries, including in third countries;

Amendment 28
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 g (new)

Amendment

13 g. highlights that clothing, shoes and accessories made of leather derived from reptiles, birds and fish such as pythons, rattle snakes, crocodiles, alligators, sharks, ostriches, stingrays, eels and other fish, stimulate wildlife trade; observes that this trade is unsustainable and often illegal, and poses a significant threat to biodiversity and animal wellbeing; calls on the Commission to prohibit the sale of products made using non-bovine leather and animal skins;

Amendment 29
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 h (new)

Amendment

13 h. Calls for a ban on the production, use and placing on the market of down obtained from live-plucked birds, given that this cruel practice leads to suffering in ducks, geese and swans;

Amendment 30
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 i (new)

Amendment

13 i. Regrets that the practice 'mulesing', during which very young lambs are restrained on their backs, while strips of skin are cut away from their backside, is still used by part of the Australian wool industry and that products derived from sheep that were exposed to mulesing are still sold on the EU market; calls on the Commission and on the Member States to take measures to stop the import of wool products derived from sheep that were exposed to mulesing;

Amendment 31
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 j (new)

Amendment

13 j. Expresses its concerns over the severe animal welfare issues associated with the production of angora wool, in particular due to the intentional breeding of rabbits in a way that causes them pain, health problems and abnormalities such as short ears and fluffy wool, the keeping in cage-systems and the extremely painful wool collection process; calls on the Commission and on the Member States to ban the breeding of angora rabbits as well as the production and import of angorawool;

Amendment 32
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 k (new)

Amendment

13 k. Expresses its concern over the production and imports of so-called Karakul fur, for which lambs are aborted, immediately killed and skinned, or are killed and skinned only 1 or 2 days after being born, in order to derive fur from their skin in an extra soft condition; calls on the Commission and on the Member States to immediately forbid all imports and the placing on the market of karakul fur;

Amendment 33
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 l (new)

Amendment

13 l. Shares animal welfare concerns over the commerical killing of kangaroos, involving the suffering and killing of baby- and young kangaroos as a standard practice; calls on the Commission and on the Member States to halt the import of kangaroo products in order to protect public morals and animal welfare;

Amendment 34
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19

Motion for a resolution

19. Highlights the potential of the digital product passport to support full value chain coverage as part of a coherent framework with corporate due diligence legislation on sustainability; calls on the Commission to require companies to use the digital product passport to disclose and submit site information throughout their supply chains, as well as information on the use of materials and chemicals; calls for environmental information to be complemented by information on social aspects and labour and working conditions;

Amendment

19. Highlights the potential of the digital product passport to support full value chain coverage as part of a coherent framework with corporate due diligence legislation on sustainability; calls on the Commission to require companies to use the digital product passport to disclose and submit site information throughout their supply chains and origins, as well as information on the use of materials and chemicals and their circularity performance; calls for environmental information to be complemented by information on human rights, social aspects and labour and working conditions; calls for ensuring transparency and credibility of and accountability for labels;

Amendment 35
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20

Motion for a resolution

20. Underlines that an immediate ban on the destruction of unsold and returned textile goods should be enacted without delay under the Ecodesign Regulation, considers that full disclosure of the numbers of textile products placed on the market every year and of unsold textile products is necessary;

Amendment

20. Underlines that an immediate ban on the destruction of unsold and returned textile goods should be enacted without delay under the Ecodesign Regulation, which should be as wide as possible, encompassing all types of businesses, including SMEs; considers that full disclosure of the numbers of textile products placed on the market every year and of unsold textile products is necessary;

Amendment 36
Anja Hazekamp

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)

Amendment

21 a. Highlights that skilling, upskilling and re-skilling in the textile sector play a key role to reduce the gender gap in employment; underlines the importance for corporate investment to ensure that women access quality lifelong learning and training, particularly after periods of absence for care reasons, taking strong measures to overcome the lack of time and resources and addressing gender bias and gender stereotypical choices; highlights the need to inform female workers about their rights, labour legislation and safety and health issues, as well as the need to provide training to male managers on gender equality and non-discrimination;

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