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Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture


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Kathy
- 766 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually - 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a growing number of environmentalists and clothing industry executives say it's time to end the wasteful...



   

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Freya H (358)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 3:57 pm
If I may brag, I do my part: I buy most of my clothes from thrift shops, and deposit worn out clothes in special recycling bins. Thankfully there are plenty of those around my neighborhood!
 

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 6:33 pm
I donate and often buy 2nd hand. Mostly I total 'll y wear out my clothes.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 8:06 pm
"Recycling has become a rallying cry in the apparel industry"

Great!!
 

Animae C (506)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 10:40 pm
Ditto!!!
 

sharon ogden (3)
Friday August 12, 2016, 6:48 pm
noted xxx
 

S J (130)
Friday August 12, 2016, 6:55 pm
noted, thanks
 

tanya r (1)
Saturday August 13, 2016, 12:44 am
noted,thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 13, 2016, 6:23 am
Let's play our part for a better life
 

harry k (0)
Saturday August 13, 2016, 6:56 am
good stpry
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday August 13, 2016, 1:04 pm
Thanks
 

Debra Y (5)
Saturday August 13, 2016, 1:07 pm
noted
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 13, 2016, 1:25 pm
I agree with Fi T's comment. Thanks Kathy
 

margaret cochran (41)
Saturday August 13, 2016, 2:02 pm
noted
 

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday August 13, 2016, 3:23 pm
As it should. I have found some great clotting that people were throwing away. If I can not use what I find and it is in good condition I bring it somewhere.. People just don't think too often. Look to see if there is a recycling program in your area if the clothes are too worn. we have one where I live but I am moving and don't know what I'll do.
 

Dan(iel) M (25)
Saturday August 13, 2016, 10:05 pm
Noted
 

Joanne p (13)
Sunday August 14, 2016, 11:02 am
ty
 

Janis K (126)
Sunday August 14, 2016, 11:08 am
Thanks
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday August 14, 2016, 2:35 pm
Noted. Thanks, Kathy.
 

Lenore K (0)
Sunday August 14, 2016, 2:58 pm
ty
 

Wendi M (9)
Sunday August 14, 2016, 7:26 pm
TYFS Noted
 

Winn A (179)
Monday August 15, 2016, 6:52 am
Noted - I shop when I have to not because it's enjoyable. When something is worn out and is of no further use to anyone is my criteria to shop.
 

Suzanne L (99)
Thursday August 18, 2016, 10:49 pm
The ideas of recycling and upcycling aren't new but they are now big business. Non profit thrift shops have been around for ages and networks of mothers have organized clothes exchanges for their children for quite a while too. There are many more businesses than the ones mentioned in the article that either take back used clothes or have employees who plough the thrift stores for good fibres which are then reprocessed and used to make new clothes. There are growing numbers of people who buy at thrift stores for themselves and to send clothing to family and friends in poorer countries.
 

Melania P (123)
Thursday September 1, 2016, 10:27 am
Indeed, the word of our generation: waste :(
I try to buy what I need only, and when I don't want clothes anymore or they don't fit I give them to animal charities (they sell them), or I re-use them as cleaning rags.
 

Melania P (123)
Thursday September 1, 2016, 10:29 am
Shared by the way, thank you!
 
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