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Fashion's Key Environmental Issues

Waste

More than 100 billion items of clothing and 14 billion pairs of shoes were sold in 2016 -  that’s a lot of potential used items heading for waste. Yet only 20 per cent of textiles are recycled and fewer than 10 per cent of garments are made into new clothing each year. 

Every tonne of discarded textiles that is reused or recycled can save up to 11 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Every 1,000 tonnes of used textiles collected are said to create about seven full-time jobs and…

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