On 18 March ETSA secretariat participated in a workshop called "Sustainability in PPE; addressing the challenges in standardization and best practices." This event was hosted by the European Safety Federation (ESF) as well as CEN and CENELEC. This event also featured active participation from some of ETSA's members including those in Assosistema and the German Association for Textile Care (DTV). This event also featured guest speakers from the European Commission and various NGOs and stakeholders with a vested interest in promoting sustainability.
Representing the European Commission, Annalisa Tessarolo a policy officer on Personal Protective Equipment from DG GROW took the floor to discuss actions at the European Level including minimizing and preventing waste in the journey toward a circular economy. Notably, the event featured a speech by ETSA President Andreas Holzer. Mr Holzer first explained the role of ETSA in promoting textile services on the European level, while also discussing some of the best practices of ETSA members. Speaking on the importance of textile services Mr Holzer said: "We must stay active and try to enhance the visibility of the work our industry does, closing the gap in circularity will make the world better for all of us." This was truly a valuable platform of innovation, and ETSA will actively seek to continue to play a role in similar events in the coming future.
If you would like to download the presentation of Mr Andreas Holzer, please click below. All the presentations showcased at this event should be available soon, as will as recording of the event. If you'd like more information please get in touch with the ETSA secretariat.
Presentation of Andreas Holzer (6.46 MB)
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