TOKYO – One of the world’s leading financial groups has put its weight behind a new report which warns about the growing threat of textile microfibres. The new briefing, aimed at ESG-focused investors, warns that microfibres from textiles “pose a problem to humans and the environment,” due to their ubiquitous nature and lack of biodegradability. The briefing comes in the same week that dozens of MEPs wrote to the European Parliament to express serious concerns about delays in the European Commission’s proposal to restrict intentionally-added microplastics under the REACH Regulation.
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