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SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Water is vital for all people, animals and plants on this planet. Yet 2.1 billion people live without access to clean water and one in three people has no access to sanitation. Without water and sanitation, diseases can spread particularly rapidly - a deadly danger, especially for young children. SDG 6 therefore aims to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Subgoal 6.3 focuses on improving water quality by reducing pollution, minimising the release of hazardous chemicals, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and increasing safe reuse worldwide.

The global processing of textiles causes 20 per cent of industrial water pollution. The wastewater from the textiles industry usually contains hazardous substances, which make their way into rivers and other water sources without being filtered. This is extremely harmful to the health of the animals and human beings living in and at these rivers. That is why the members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles stand up for an ecological and sustainable wastewater management as well as for the avoidance of hazardous chemicals. For example, they committed to banning 160 hazardous chemicals from production. Additionally, they support producers in establishing proper and environmentally suitable wastewater management. Thus, not only do the rivers become cleaner, but the people working in the factories who live near these waterways are no longer exposed to the risks.

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