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How is clothes waste changing Chile’s desert into a fast fashion graveyard

How is clothes waste changing Chile’s desert into a fast fashion graveyard

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Fast fashion, producing more products at a lower price, has grown up a lot lately. It is generally known that it's a problem for our planet, however, why exactly? This explainer reveals the life cycle of fast fashion clothes and focuses on why Chile’s nature has to “pay” for its waste. Picture by: Pixabay Life cycle of fast fashion clothes Created by: Sarlota Touzimska Why Chile? Chile has for long been a centre for wasted clothes manufactured mostly in China. It is the biggest second-hand clothes importer in South America. “Unfortunately, we have transformed our city into the world’s garbage dump”, stated Mayor of Alto Hospico, Patricio Ferreira.The original idea was to help the economy , but things went wrong. As only a small part of the clothes is sold, the rest travels
How Fast Fashion is impacting Chile’s Atacama Desert

How Fast Fashion is impacting Chile’s Atacama Desert

Breaking News, Climate, clothes, Environment, Explainers, Fashion, Worldnews
Fast Fashion is having a negative impact on the environment more than ever as popular online brands grow to keep up with the latest fashion trends. This explainer dives into the consequences that fast fashion is having in Chile and what we can do to minimise those consequences. Original Article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-60249712
Air pollution hitting deprived and POC communities hardest

Air pollution hitting deprived and POC communities hardest

Climate, Environment, Extinction Rebellion, extinction rebellion, Health, London, London Mayor, Politics, protest, Science, Transport, UK news, urban
Air pollution burdens low income and communities of colour resulting in major health risks.  Source: Unsplash The British Heart Foundation found that 15 million Brits are exposed to toxic air. The majority of which are people of colour and those within deprived communities; a report conducted by Natural England in 2019 revealed Britons who are POC were exposed to particulate matter pollution rates at 19-29% higher than White Britons.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt2OIcQ-7y8 Environmental racism is a form of systematic racism where communities of colour are disproportionately burdened with health hazards through policies and practices that force them to reside near or around polluted areas. Environmental Justice is not simply highlighting the discrepancies b...
Climate Change: how is London dealing with it?

Climate Change: how is London dealing with it?

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‘We are the last generation that can stop climate change’- UN Summit The world’s leaders have gathered for a Conference of Parties (CoP) to hold talks on measures to combat climate change at Katowice, Poland on 3 December 2018. With the recent wildfires at California and floods in Asia and Africa, the debate for climate change has intensified and has brought into attention over Donald Trump withdrawing his country from the International Paris Climate Agreement which is crucial to efforts in combating this change. There has, however, been backlash over the conference being held at Poland, a coal-friendly country. Recognising the much-needed efforts that are required by governments, the World Bank has announced that they intend to double their funding to £200 billion for developi
Water fountains to decrease bottle waste

Water fountains to decrease bottle waste

DontUse, Environment
Drinking water fountains are to be installed in London in a bid to reduce water-bottle waste. This is a part of the New London Plan to develop the public realm in London. “The provision of free drinking water fountains helps improve public health, reduces waste from single-use plastic bottles and supports the circular economy through the use of reusable water bottles,” the plan states. A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said that this is a bid to “reduce the amount of single-use plastic bottles and cups across the capital.” One million plastic bottles of water are consumed every minute worldwide, and nearly half of them are being added up to the waste because they are not being recycled. The draft London Environment Strategy encourages campaigns and initiatives to reduce s