Fast and disposable fashion

We need to educate people on the effects upon the environment of fast and disposable fashion. This should start in schools, particularly secondary schools, to encourage citizens into developing good habits when young, such as swapping clothes and buying pre-loved. They will take this message home to their parents and influence them. If it is possible, it would be good to divert some of the gst charged on clothes towards a Climate Change mitigation fund.

Why the contribution is important

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has calculated the fashion industry produces 10% of global carbon dioxide emissions every year, while it is estimated to use around 1.5 trillion litres of water annually.

by JuliePearce on February 06, 2021 at 09:25AM

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  • Posted by SimonLanglois February 07, 2021 at 15:57

    I agree entirely. With fashion being the 3rd most polluting industry in the world, people need to get out of the habit of having to have the latest 'fashion' and make old/retro cool. 'So last year' - So what!

    Clothing manufacturers and suppliers should pay for the full cost that their products cost the Planet.
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