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How to cure the shopping addiction that's destroying our planet | Radhika Sanghani

I went cold turkey on buying clothes - and learned that it will take more than taxes to slow the march of fast fashionI've always thought of myself as someone who cares about the environment. I've recycled for as long as I can remember, I'm on my way to having a plastic-free kitchen and I always try to take public transport instead of driving. But until last year I was guilty of unknowingly contributing to 1m tonnes of waste a year, more carbon emissions than the shipping and aviation industries combined, and microplastics ending up in the ocean - just by buying new clothes.A cross-party report has found that people today buy and discard clothes faster than ever, and it means we get rid of more than 1m tonnes of clothes a year, with ?140m worth going to landfill every year. The implications of this are so bad that there have been recent claims that the fashion industry can be listed alongside the oil industry as one of the five most polluting industries in the world. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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