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Keqiao pilots carbon footprint certification for textile industry

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: November 30, 2022 L M S


A night view of Keqiao district, Shaoxing, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]

Shaoxing's Keqiao district recently received approval from the Zhejiang Provincial Market Supervision Bureau to pilot the carbon footprint label certification for textile manufacturing, one of its pillar industries.

Keqiao plans to roll out such a certification system for its textile industry within two years. The system will include four different evaluation standards for segments including chemical fiber, cotton and linen, silk as well as clothing, local authorities said.

Lou Dongyin, director of the Keqiao market supervision administration, pointed out that the certification system will allow the district to measure and trace the carbon emissions of a textile product at every stage of the manufacturing process. This would in turn result in more targeted carbon reduction and help overcome the carbon trade barriers imposed by countries including the United States and the European Union.

The new system will also contribute to efforts to achieve China's goals of reaching peak carbon emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.