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The impacts on the environment by textile industry have been recognised for some time, both in terms of the discharge of pollutants and of the consumption of water and energy. Many organisations have prepared guidelines for promoting energy efficiency and pollution prevention and control.

What should you know

Regulation and Institutions
Associations and Federations
Research and Technology centres
  • ATP Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal
  • ANIVEC/PIV Associação Nacional das Indústrias de Vestuário e Confecção
  • ANIL Portuguese Wool Textile Association
  • ANIT - LAR, Associação Nacional das Indústrias de Têxteis - Lar
  • CITEVE Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias Têxtil e do Vestuário de Portugal
  • UA - Aveiro University
  • UP - Porto University
  • ANME - Agence Nationale pour la Maîtrise de l'Energie
  • ANPE - Agence Nationale de Protection de l'Environnement
  • Ministère de l'Environnement
  • APAL - Agence de Protection et d'Aménagement du Littoral
  • ANGED - Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets
  • ONAS - Office Nationale de l'Assainissement

  • NEXTTT - Next Technology Tecnotessile
  • FCS - Fondazione per il clima e la sostenibilità




The textile industry is a major revenue generator, in many developing countries, including Tunisia. Negative impacts on the environment of textile industry are due to the discharge of pollutants and the consumption of water and energy.


  • Environmental aspects and impacts, best available techniques (BAT), sustainable development, eco-labeling, management systems (EMAS, ISO 14001, Oeko-Tex®) Standard 1000, 3R ́s, environment indicator
  • Water and wastewater sources, monitoring, rationalization measures, water and wastewater treatments
  • Chemical substances, monitoring, chemicals ecological information (ecotoxicity, mobility, degradability, bioaccumulation, biodegradability, etc.), rationalization measures, REACH applied to articles
  • Atmospheric emissions sources, monitoring, rationalization measures, treatment systems
  • Types of wastes, wastes destination, rationalization measures, treatment systems
  • Source of environmental noise reduction measures
  • General approach to energy: concepts, indicators, definitions, sources and forms of energy, units and their conversion
  • Type of energy audits: walk-trough, Preliminary, Comprehensive, field work preparation, field work and final report





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