Australia Faces Fast Fashion Waste Crisis: Urgent Calls for Policy Action

Recent research from the Australia Institute has unveiled alarming statistics regarding Australia's consumption habits and the resultant environmental impact of fast fashion. The study identifies Australia as the world's highest consumer of textiles per capita, surpassing even the United States, and highlights the detrimental effects of this consumption pattern on landfill waste.

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Giriraj Singh Appointed as Minister of Textiles in Modi Government's Latest Reshuffle

In a recent development within the corridors of power in India, Giriraj Singh, the Member of Parliament from the Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, has been appointed as the new Minister of Textiles in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This announcement comes as part of a press communique released by the President’s Secretariat, marking a significant change in the leadership of one of India’s crucial ministries.

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Indian Government Exempts Polyester Imports, Boosting Textile Exporters

In a significant move aimed at bolstering India's textile export sector, the government has announced exemptions for the import of polyester staple fibre (PSF), filaments, and spun yarn under the Advance Authorisation Scheme. This decision, heralded by industry organizations such as The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), marks a pivotal moment for textile exporters grappling with sourcing raw materials amid stringent quality control orders (QCOs).

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