Best available techniques (BAT) reference document for the textiles industry 2023
ID 18713 | 20.01.2023
JRC (CE) - 18.01.2023 - Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (integrated pollution prevention and control)
The Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document (BREF) for the Textiles Industry is part of a series of documents presenting the results of an exchange of information between EU Member States, the industries concerned, non-governmental organisations promoting environmental protection, and the Commission, to draw up, review and - where necessary - update BAT reference documents as required by Article 13(1) of Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (the Directive). This document is published by the European Commission pursuant to Article 13(6) of the Directive.
The BREF for the Textiles Industry covers the pretreatment operations such as washing, bleaching, mercerisation or dyeing of textile fibres or textiles where the treatment capacity exceeds 10 tonnes per day, as specified in Point 6.2 of Annex I to Directive 2010/75/EU. This BREF also concerns independently operated treatment of waste water that is not covered by Directive 91/271/EEC as specified in point 6.11 of Annex I to Directive 2010/75/EU, provided that the main pollutant load originates from the activities covered in this BREF.