Looking at the enormous Clothing Waste Crisis

From Wardrobes to Waste:

The average American throws away around 70 pounds of clothing per year.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generate an average of 16 million tons of textile waste per year

Landfill problem

In the United States alone, textiles account for approximately 5% of all landfill space, making it a substantial contributor to the overall waste problem.

The global fashion industry produces over 100 billion garments annually, with the average consumer purchasing 60% more items of clothing compared to 2000. This increased consumption contributes to the volume of clothing waste generated.

Clothing production involves the use of various chemicals, such as dyes, finishes, and synthetic fibers. When clothing is disposed of in landfills, these chemicals can leach into the soil and groundwater, potentially causing pollution and harm to the environment.

Textile recycling,  altering old clothes, recycling old clothes, not buying clothes in excess, supporting sustainable brands who practise fair labor policies, and has implemented regulations to minimize the environmental impact of the fashion industry

What you can do you?

Textile recycling involves breaking old textiles down into fibers that can be used to create new fabrics or other materials.

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