Fast-fashion giant H&M has gotten a lot of flack for its business practices over the years. It has been called out for issues ranging from ripped-off designs to production malpractices—but there have been steps in the right direction, too. Namely, a newfound attention on sustainability. Next up on its to-do list: repositioning what the brand does with faulty clothes that don’t meet the standards of selling.

The clothes are lit on fire.

According to a Bloomberg report, a Swedish power plant in Vasteras has added discarded H&M clothes to its list of things to burn that are better than fossil fuels. In addition to the clothes, the plant burns recycled wood and trash. A spokesperson for the plant said the plan is to use only renewable and recycled energy sources. Clothes happen to be one of those things.

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Listen, there’s no doubt that fast fashion—and H&M is certainly part of that world—is an enterprise built on the often-wasteful consumption and discarding of clothes. One power plant isn’t going to make up for all the trendy shirts and jeans already sitting in landfills. But in a world fraught with pollution, any step to limit its effects should be welcomed. Finding a new, more purposeful home for pieces that can’t be sold is just the kind of repositioning fast-fashion brands need. Might H&M be an inspiration to others looking for a more sustainable way?