Textile Waste Reduction Strategy Act

An Act to establish a national strategy on the reduction of textile waste


Don Davies  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of June 6, 2023

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This enactment provides for the development of a national strategy on the reduction of textile waste.


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Textile Waste Reduction Strategy ActRoutine Proceedings

June 6th, 2023 / 10 a.m.
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Don Davies NDP Vancouver Kingsway, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-337, An Act to establish a national strategy on the reduction of textile waste.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to introduce the textile waste reduction strategy act, with thanks to the member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith for seconding this bill.

Consumers are currently buying more clothes and wearing them for less time than ever before. This has caused a sharp increase in the pollution, waste and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the fashion industry in Canada. We send nearly 500 million kilograms of textile waste to landfills every year.

This legislation would help address the impacts of fast fashion by requiring the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to develop a national strategy to reduce, reuse and recycle textile waste.

This bill is the result of the vision of a bright highschool student from Vancouver Kingsway, Kaylee Chou, who attends Windermere Secondary School. Kaylee is this year's winner of my Create Your Canada contest, which invites highschool students to participate in our democracy and offer their ideas for a better country. I hope all parliamentarians will support her thoughtful and creative initiative.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)