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    Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states on Tuesday reached an agreement to stop large retail groups of destroying unsold clothes and footwear.

    Brussels is seeking to address textile consumption in Europe, which has the fourth highest impact on the environment and climate change after food, housing and transport.

    The latest agreement comes as part of a wider initiative after the European Commission proposed changes to the bloc’s so-called ecodesign rules.

    MEP Alessandra Moretti, who spearheaded the legislation through parliament, said: “It is time to end the model of ‘take, make, dispose’ that is so harmful to our planet, our health and our economy.”

    Full details of requirements for individual products have not yet been finalized with parliament and member states still needing to officially approve the agreement, although that this is believed to be a formality.

    The agreement outlined that the European Commission can issue legally binding requirements to make goods such as furniture, tyres, detergents, paints and chemicals more environmentally friendly.

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