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Special Reports
Textiles and the Environment

Published in April 1991

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  • 2.1 Fibre consumption by end use in the EC and the USA, 1988
  • 3.1 World consumption of wood pulp by end use, 1986
  • 3.2 Pollution capability, if untreated, of certain chemicals and products used in textile finishing
  • 3.3 Types of pollution associated with various colouration processes
  • 4.1 Substances on List I and List Ii of the Dangerous Substances Directive EC464 (L129), 1976
  • 4.2 Shares by region of world man-made fibre production, 1970-89
  • 4.3 Shares by region of world cellulosic fibre production, 1970-89
  • 4.4 Breakdown of World Bank investment by sector, 1988
  • 6.1 Analysis of UK household waste, 1989
  • 6.2 UK production of exports of reclaimed textiles, 1987-89
  • 6.3 UK use of reclaimed fibres in woollen spinning, 1987-89
  • 7.1 Grignasco: breakdown of fibre used within product areas, 1989
  • 7.2 Grignasco: number of spindles and personnel, 1965-89
  • 7.3 Extracts from Legge Merli showing permitted levels of selected substances for discharge to a river
  • 7.4 Breakdown of Lenzing sales, 1989
  • 7.5 Dimensions and capacity data relating to the key stages of the purification process
  • 7.6 Brinton's capital investment, 1985-90
  • 7.7 Brinton's use of water, 1989
  • 7.8 Italdenim - indigo recovery system cost breakdown, 1990
  • 7.9 Comparative use of water for new wool products and recycled wool
  • 7.10 Comparative costs of 100 per cent dyed yarns and recycled yarn tapes developed by Evergreen.