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4 Eco-Friendly Cotton Alternatives (Infographic)

4 Eco-Friendly Cotton Alternatives (Infographic)

Cotton fabric is common in many of our lives, occurring in everything from T-shirts to towels. Unfortunately, conventional cotton is also a notoriously “dirty” crop; even though only 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land is cotton, it accounts for 10% of the world’s pesticide use, plus a whopping 16% of insecticide use.

But what can you use instead? Well, some clothing manufacturers are attempting to find a substitute for cotton that is just as effective but much more sustainable. Check out this infographic (by Roozt and Column Five Media) to learn about some of the contenders!

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Courtesy of Roozt

 

 

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The Dirty Side of Cotton
Agroecology Vs. Industrial Farming (Infographic)
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2:01AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

ty

10:12PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Thanks

11:05AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Thank you.

9:57PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

THX

3:20PM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Nice article. Right to the point.

4:41AM PST on Nov 15, 2012

Thanks great article.

9:13AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

Thank you for the article

6:23PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

And hey, after their life-span they'll do well as compost!

1:52PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Thanks for the spreading the good word! Be responsible, keep informed and make our world a better place! ~Roozt.com

1:45PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Thanks for the spreading the good word! Be responsible, keep informed and make our world a better place! ~Roozt

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