Blame fast fashion.NYLON
- Taylor Bryant
- Quote: "...The U.S. sends away over a billion pounds of used clothing per year, and a lot of those excess textiles are sent to East African countries like Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda, each of which has received so much that some have proposed banning imported used clothing...."
Quote: "... Another reason people aren’t wearing items until the end of their lifecycle is a bit more obvious: the quality of clothing doesn’t lend itself well to long-term wear...."
Here are is her suggestions: (I am not familiar with SilkRoll. Poshmark doesn't work for me, the shipping option is too high! As to Depop, after a year of giving it a try, I had to delete that app. I sold only one item, as I cross list, and it didn't even show up in my profile at all!
Quote:"... consider re-selling items on sites like SilkRoll, Poshmark and eBay or apps like Depopp and even Instagram... "
Are you a reseller? Which apps do you sell your preloved items?
NOTE: Got to look for QUALITY products, products that are keepers!!!
Do you buy according to price or quality? I personally go for quality always!
Here are some articles that are interesting to read:
Your Cotton Tote is Pretty Much the Worst Replacement for a Plastic Bag
You have to use a cotton tote thousands of times to make up for its environmental impact.Quartz
- Zoë Schlanger
- Quote: " ...The report also assumed the cotton could not be recycled, since very little infrastructure exists for textile recycling....."
- She concludes with this advice: Quote: "... Find new uses for old clothes, use textiles until they wear out, and when you want something new, buy vintage...."
Americans are consuming more and more stuff. Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastics, they’re ending up in the trash.The Atlantic
- Alana Semuels
- Quote: "... Milner hates knowing that Franklin is releasing toxins into the environment, but there’s not much she can do. “Plastic is just not one of the things we have a market for,” she said. ..."
- Quoe: "... The town of Fort Edward, New York, suspended its recycling program in July 2018 and admitted it had actually been taking recycling to an incinerator for months....."
- Quote: "... And while many incineration facilities bill themselves as “waste to energy” plants, studies have found that they release more harmful chemicals, such as mercury and lead, into the air per unit of energy than do coal plants...."
- Quote: "... Even in San Francisco, Reed kept pointing out items that aren’t easily recyclable but that keep showing up at the Recology plant: soy-sauce packets and pizza boxes, candy-bar wrappers and dry-cleaner bags, the lids of to-go coffee cups and plastic take-out containers. ..."
- Quote: "... Go into a Best Buy or Target in San Francisco to buy headphones or a charger, and you’ll still end up with plastic packaging to throw away. Amazon has tried to reduce waste by sending products in white and blue plastic envelopes, but when I visited the Recology plant, they littered the floor because they’re very hard to recycle. ..."