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UK Lawmakers Could Tax New Clothes to Improve Recycling

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

British lawmakers are proposing a one-penny tax on every new skirt, dress and trouser to fund better clothing sorting and recycling in the United Kingdom. Textile production contributes more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) of the House of Commons warned in a report on Tuesday. Yet…

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