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Most of us are up to speed on the parts of our lives that impact on the environment - such as recycling and single-use plastics.
But when it comes to our clothes, the impacts may be less obvious. In fact the fashion industry is one of the highest polluting industries, accounting for an estimated 10% of global CO2 emissions*.
Known as ‘fast fashion’, cheap, disposable clothing is produced rapidly to keep up with international trends, but sadly most of it ends up as landfill.
In fact, Australians throw away an astonishing 6,000kg of fashion and textile waste every 10 minutes*.
Self-confessed fast fashion addict Tahlea Aualiita from ABC Radio Australia says she has made a concerted effort to no longer fall into the fast fashion cycle. This was after recently moving house and filling up 14 huge bags of clothes!
Our recent Charity Clothing Drop-Off event highlights our love of clothes, with residents donating enough to fill three shipping containers. The good news is the donated goods will:
Help with the war on waste by joining one of our upcoming events: