On Sept. 2, the Policy Hub – consisting of stakeholders in six major industry associations (Fesi among them) as well as interested organizations and three apparel and footwear companies – conducted a virtual workshop on what the EU is calling extended producer responsibility (EPR). The chief topics were administrative transparency, the re-use of materials, standardization and innovation in sorting and recycling, criteria for the eco-modulation of fees, and ways to account for chemicals in the system. The goal is to develop a single European policy for the transition to a circular economy. There are plans for a second workshop to precede the release this autumn of the European Commission’s EPR guidelines. The Policy Hub was founded in May 2019 by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (Fesi) and Global Fashion Agenda. Together they represent more than 300 brands, retailers, manufacturers and other stakeholders.