Sectoral Guidance for Chemicals Management in the Textile Industry
This report is a product of the HAZBREF project “Hazardous industrial chemicals in the IED BREFs”.
The textile sector-specific report provides guidance to key actors at national level (textile industry, competent authorities) on how to implement appropriate measures in the areas of chemicals management (such as substitution, emission prevention and authorisation). To this regard, it takes reference to relevant requirements such as per the Industrial Emission Directive (IED) and the sectoral Best Available Techniques Reference Documents (BREFs).
The report summarises key findings of interviews and discussions with HAZBREF experts, representatives from textile sector and relevant authorities as well as insights from four textile sector case studies conducted in three project countries (Germany, Poland and Sweden).
The report focuses on prevalent practices and challenges related to the IED permitting process, with special reference to relevant target substances for the textile sector. The report also reflects findings of other Work packages under HAZBREF and refers to recommendations published under the European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL).
The findings of the guidance will feed into in the current revision of the Textile Industry BREF. They are further used for HELCOM recommendations on how to reduce the discharge of hazardous substances into the Baltic Sea.