“The World Bank estimates that nearly 20% of global wastewater comes from textiles,” said United Nations Industrial Development Organization Project Administrator, Franchesca Beru at an inception workshop for a five-year multinational project, titled Promotion of the circular economy in the textile and garment sector through the sustainable management of chemicals hosted by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA). The countries participating in the project are Lesotho, Madagascar and South Africa, with Ethiopia being a recent addition.

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