Cutting the environmental impact of clothing across the supply chain. Generating value for business through collaboration, measuring and sharing best practice

The European Clothing Action Plan – ECAP – is an exciting project that will bring environmental and economic benefit to the clothing sector. It is the first EU LIFE funded project to address clothing sustainability.

Its approach encompasses sustainable design, production, consumption, public procurement, collection, recycling and reprocessing.  The project focuses on the clothing supply chain, specifically to reduce waste and to bring about effective waste recovery.

Retailers, brands, suppliers, public sector, re-use and recycling organisations, and charities are  encouraged to commit to a target-based plan that is supported by a consumer campaign to change behaviour.  Over the three and a half year life of the project, participants will have the opportunity to develop a more circular approach to reducing clothing waste across Europe.

ECAP project extension – project now concludes December 2019
Please be aware that we have now extended the ECAP project until 31st December 2019.

This will allow us to further develop the project and achieve improved outcomes and insights. It does however mean that the final project report will now be available later than planned at the end of 2019.

The ECAP project has received funding from the LIFE programme of the European Union

Sign-up for our newsletter

View previous newsletters