Month: June 2013

Reducing Textile Waste

The apparel industry has been accused of being one of the most harmful global industries, not only because of the overwhelming presence of its products in the world’s landfills, but also because of the environmental impact of its manufacturing. Clothing production is an energy-intensive process that creates large emissions of volatile organic compounds and acid gases. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 13.1 million tons of textiles were trashed in 2010, crowding landfills and polluting the environment. 

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