The Alliance for Flame Free Furniture welcomes the ‘COVID-19 Regulatory Relief and Work from Home Safety Act’ passed by the United States congress and signed into law on December 27, 2020, requiring that all upholstered seating for furniture imported or sold in the US comply with the flammability test specified by the California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (TB 117 – 2013), a smoulder test.
Earlier this year, eight cities in the Belgian region of Flanders signed a manifesto committing to fossil-free heating in all homes by 2050. Citizens will be encouraged to join heat networks or install heat pumps, among other zero-emission solutions, contributing to the phase-out of natural gas and fossil fuels. Angelos Koutsis, energy policy officer at the Belgian NGO Bond Beter Leefmilieu, explains how this action came to life.
We are looking for a highly motivated Programme Manager to join our Circular Economy team and help reinforce our activities aiming to reduce the environmental footprint of buildings and construction products.
As more clothes are produced, consumed, and thrown away than ever before, the current linear, take-make-dispose model followed by the textile industry is putting an enormous pressure on our planet – its resources, environment and climate. Our report shows how policymakers can apply the principles of ecodesign to textile products, and begin the transformation of the sector towards circularity.Download the pdf
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