Biomass Burning: The Fashion Industry’s False Phase-Out
An investigative report released by Stand.earth sheds light on the fashion industry’s significant reliance on biomass boilers as a supposed “green” alternative to coal and other fossil fuels. The report finds that major global fashion giants are hindering the sector’s transition to authentic renewable energy sources, despite the urgent need for sustainable practices amidst the escalating climate crisis.
Biomass Burning: The Fashion Industry’s False Phase-Out, underscores that the fashion industry, responsible for up to 8% of global emissions, stands at a crucial juncture. Instead of transitioning to renewable energy alternatives such as wind or solar, several industry leaders are embracing biomass boilers. Contrary to claims of being “sustainable” and “green,” the report emphasizes the inherent risks and harms associated with biomass utilization, which undermines climate stability while also causing a devastating impact on the health of supply chain workers and their communities.