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British Retail Consortium Voluntary Guideline on second-hand and pre-loved items

EDM (Early Day Motion) 410: tabled on 23 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends the British Retail Consortium and its members on launching new voluntary guidelines for retailers on the treatment of second-hand and pre-loved items; welcomes this industry-leading and responsible initiative from retailers to deliver a more circular economy during what is second-hand September; celebrates the aim and ambition of this new initiative to limit, and ultimately end, sending items to landfill unnecessarily and to keep them in circulation for longer so that they can be used and loved by more people; welcomes the move to provide customers with better and more transparent information about the condition of goods to give them confidence in the quality and condition of the second-hand items purchased; and welcomes the practical and detailed guidance and support available to retailers, brands, and resell platforms to ensure textiles product lines including women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, footwear, accessories, and non-apparel textiles such as bedding, cushion covers, towels, curtains, etc, are kept with a circular loop rather than being sent to landfill.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.