28 Nov '17, 5pm

Fashion Industry Report: One Truckload of Clothing Is Wasted Per Second

Fashion Industry Report: One Truckload of Clothing Is Wasted Per Second

When we think of environmental foes, the fossil fuel industry is often pegged as one of the biggest villains. But the shirts off our backs also leave a devastating planetary impact . According to a new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation , the fashion industry's current "take-make-dispose" system creates greenhouse gas emissions of 1.2 billion tonnes a year—that's "more than those of all international flights and maritime shipping combined." Alarmingly, the negative impacts of the fashion industry are set to drastically increase. "If the industry continues on its current path, by 2050, it could use more than 26 percent of the carbon budget associated with a 2°C pathway ," the report warns, referencing the threshold for avoiding dangerous global warming . The report was produced by the Circular Fibres Initiative (which aims to build a circular economy for textiles st...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/fashion-industry-waste-251323140...

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