Environmental Costs of Fast Fashion

The fashion industry is responsible for 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 per year, 5% of the global CO2 output. The carbon footprint of the fashion industry is something to think about before you fill up space under your Christmas Tree with fast fashion.

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The fashion industry is responsible for 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 per year, 5% of the global CO2 output. The carbon footprint of the fashion industry is something to think about before you fill up space under your Christmas Tree with fast fashion.

A 2017 report for the World Resources Institute revealed there are 20 garments manufactured per person in the world, per year and 60% of those garments end up in a landfill. Kathy Friend, president and founder of the Style & Image Institute explains, “Fast Fashion pieces are designed with a ‘throw-away’ attitude; which is where the term disposable fashion was coined.”

Addressing EV Access and Equity is Critical to Reducing Pollution and Promoting Economic Health in Underserved Communities

A 2016 report by Environment Missouri Research and Policy Center reveals that 27% of Missouri’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation. Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide are the major contributors to climate change. Reducing emissions from transportation can put a big dent in Missouri’s total output of greenhouse gases. Widespread adoption of electric vehicles would allow the state to reduce its carbon footprint.