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Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throw-Away Clothing Culture by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360

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.
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Earth Overshoot Day Arrives Earlier Than Ever

Earth Overshoot Day Arrives Earlier Than Ever | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Earth Overshoot Day 2016: August 8

As of today, we humans have used as much from nature in 2016 as our planet can renew in a whole year. Nothing will seem to change for many of us between today …
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