Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- France has recently introduced a 'repair bonus', a new government initiative that encourages people to repair garments instead of disposing of them.

Clothing waste is a significant issue in the country, which discards approximately 700,000 tonnes of clothing a year. Under this new scheme, people can claim reimbursements ranging from euro 6 to euro 25 for repairs conducted at affiliated workshops and cobblers.

With a euro 154 million allocation over the next five years, the eco-organisation Refashion will administer the repair bonus, inviting sewing workshops and shoemakers to join and potentially generate new job opportunities.

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