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Solid waste generated by industry. Depending on the industry, this waste contains materials that contaminate the soil, air and/or water.

Declared by the United Nations, the IYNF is expected to raise awareness and stimulate demand for natural fibers. Objectives are (1) encouragement of appropriate policy responses from governments to the problems faced by natural fiber industries (2) foster an effective and enduring international partnership among the various natural fiber industries and (3) promote the efficiency and sustainability of the natural fiber industries.

Series of environmental management standards developed in 1996 by the International Organization for Standardization, headquartered in Switzerland.


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