Waste from fast fashion


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Waste from fast fashion

Dear all,
sharing this piece  that discusses an important aspect of fast fashion, it's waste. Even unused clothes that are returned for various reasons end up being wasted. Unfortunately, such waste often gets transported to Global South countries where it is simply dumped. The mountains of waste are now even visible in satellite images.

While this calls for more cautious lifestyle choices, I am unsure how far individual actions matter, whether it is waste or climate change. There is no denying, that our consumption should be responsible. However,  personal decisions contribute a very small portion to the global challenges of waste and climate change, and corporations have successfully pushed the blame on individuals while  continuing with their harmful practices. 

What do you think?

Paresh Chhajed-Picha
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