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[-] Showroom7561@lemmy.ca 92 points 2 months ago

New rules will also ensure products are more enviromentally friendly and that goods are also more easily repaired and recycled.

This seems more like the real news here. Keeping clothes lasting longer would be to everyone's benefit.

[-] IamSparticles@lemmy.zip 34 points 2 months ago

Seriously. One of my pet peeves is shoes made with no outsole. Around 10 or 12 years ago a bunch of shoe brands decided they could save money if they stopped making shoes with a hard rubber outsole. Instead they just mold the tread into the soft midsole material. They spent a bunch of money convincing people it was fashionable. Probably a lot cheaper to produce for them. But the shoes wear out insanely fast.

[-] QuarterSwede@lemmy.world 13 points 2 months ago

I hate to say it but I’ve never had a pair where the new foam midsole was the reason I replaced the shoes. It was always near the toe or fabric separating. That happened before with harder soles too. If anything they don’t wear out as quickly. I’ve no idea why but they don’t.

[-] kerr@aussie.zone 6 points 2 months ago

That’s why my shoes all wear out so soon now!

[-] Zippy@lemmy.world -2 points 2 months ago

I have never worn out a pair of shoes that way. Not against what you suggest but if they takes say 20 percent more energy but only 5 percent of people will take any advantage of it, that is a fifteen percent hit to the environment.

I just took those numbers out of my ass but there is a good chance that if you force companies to build say a product like this more durable, it could end up costing the consumer and the environment more than less. It is near impossible to legislate.

[-] autotldr@lemmings.world 7 points 2 months ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:


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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[-] mtchristo@lemm.ee 2 points 2 months ago

Keep dumping your problems to Africa to deal with them. While keeping a hypocritical ecological front

[-] knfrmity@lemmygrad.ml -2 points 2 months ago

Not surprising, the EU is at its core an imperialist project.

The negative effects of EU regulations on the global south as well as its own internal periphery aren't discussed enough.

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