Toolbox to improve Wastewater Treatment in Textile Industry

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) – a global non-profit organization aiming to transform the industry by partnering with leading companies to define, develop, and deliver more sustainable products – has recently launched a ‘Wastewater 101 Toolbox’ to help the textile industry learn about the causes, impact and treatment of wastewater.

This free online resource will be a hub for communicating on the business case for wastewater treatment. It will also integrate new standards, knowledge and resources across all parts of the textile supply chain. The Toolbox was created through a TSC-member task force of leaders in the textile industry that include Hanes Brands, Fruit of the Loom, Walmart, NC State, Cotton Incorporated, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

The purpose of the site is to help the textile industry learn about the treatment of wastewater as part of its manufacturing process, act on this sustainability issue through available resources and trainings and share their experiences with the wider community. The Toolbox connects users to globally relevant resources specific to 17 of the world’s biggest textiles-producing countries. This self-guided website uses tags to curate results and is expected to be a living and breathing resource for years to come. The Wastewater 101 Toolbox can be accessed online here.