Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throw-Away Clothing Culture by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360 | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a growing number of environmentalists and clothing industry executives say it’s time to end the wasteful clothing culture and begin making new apparel out of old items on a large scale.