Why We Should Re-use

The effect on our world for the production and transportation for common, everyday articles of clothing.

Everyone should be aware of the environmental impacts of the clothing industry and the importance of re-using and recycling clothes. The table below highlights the amounts of water and fossil fuels used, the C02 emissions created, and the harmful chemical-based synthetic fertilizers and pesticides that are used in their production. For each of the following articles of clothing you choose to recycle for re-use, you are making a big difference!

One T-Shirt One Pair of Jeans
Water 1,514 litres / 400 gallons 6,813 litres / 1,800 gallons
Fossil Fuels 1.35 milliliters / 0.05 ounces 15.3 milliliters / 0.52 ounces
C02 Emissions 12.04 grams / 0.027 pounds 36.11 grams / 0.08 pounds
Synthetic fertilizers Just under 149 grams / 1/3 pound 149 grams / 1/3 pound
Pesticides 340.2 grams / 0.75 pounds 1,016 grams / 2.24 pounds

* Please note: These numbers are based on statistics gathered from secondary sources and reflect our calculations based on these statistics. They are listed here as an approximation to give you a general idea of the impact that the new production of these articles of clothing would have on our environment, based on this research.

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