A harvester moves through a cotton field in Dolatbag in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Most of China’s cotton crop is grown in Xinjiang, where firms that supply global brands are accused of using Uygur forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
A harvester moves through a cotton field in Dolatbag in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Most of China’s cotton crop is grown in Xinjiang, where firms that supply global brands are accused of using Uygur forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
Sophie Zinser
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Sophie Zinser

Embrace sustainable, circular economy to end demand for forced labour

  • Embracing a circular economy is a lucrative opportunity to design out waste and pollution, keep materials in use and regenerate natural systems. If done correctly, it can combat forced labour by professionalising a mostly informal workforce

A harvester moves through a cotton field in Dolatbag in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Most of China’s cotton crop is grown in Xinjiang, where firms that supply global brands are accused of using Uygur forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
A harvester moves through a cotton field in Dolatbag in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Most of China’s cotton crop is grown in Xinjiang, where firms that supply global brands are accused of using Uygur forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
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