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How EU Footwear Plans to Improve Waste, GHGs and End-of-Life Recycling

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In an industry inundated with “eco” labels, what does “eco” mean exactly? Even the European Union’s Ecolabels, critics say, often fall short of measuring environmental indicators such as carbon emissions. Shoes are particularly tricky to assess because they’re composed of myriad parts. A typical athletic sneaker, for instance, can include dozens of materials, including leather,…

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