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Dec 13, 20194:36am

Mexico, for circular economy: the private sector urges the Government to take measures

The report of Centro Mexicano de Derecho Medioambiental (Cemda) supported by the C&A Foundation, urges the government of the country to execute policies in accordance with circularity.

Nov 12, 2019 — 5:19pm
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Mexico, for circular economy: the private sector urges the Government to take measures

 

 

The garment industry in Mexico, on alert.  The report of Centro Mexicano de Derecho Medioambiental (Cemda) backed by the C&A Foundation urges the government of the country to execute policies in accordance with circularity since the sector is “highly inefficient.”

 

“It is an industry in which vast economic, material and natural resources are wasted, which in turn generate substantial economic losses and huge amounts of waste,” says Juan Carlos Carrillo, author of the report.

 

The document advises that the Mexican Government to provide substantial legal basis to support the Mexican garment industry in its transition to the circular economy. "Legislation can establish incentives that encourage change,” says the report.

 

The reform of laws, the neutralization of the carbon footprint or strategic agreements are some of the measures proposed by the document to alleviate the increasing pressure on natural resources, the discharge of contaminated water and the production of waste. Cemda is a non-governmental, apolitical and non-profit organization that has been working for the defense of the environment and natural resources in the country for 25 years.

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