By  on April 22, 2019

PARIS — Taking the lead on a thorny issue for the fashion industry, France is drafting a law to prevent companies from destroying unsold clothing, potentially setting new standards that could become a blueprint for the industry.

Junior ecology minister Brune Poirson, a young, American-educated government official spearheading the project, said she was prodded to action by an undercover television report that showed new merchandise, including brand new diapers and unopened Lego sets, flagged for destruction by Amazon.

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