As we all know climate change has become a mayor issue over the last few decades and my concern is helping the planet be a better planet for my grandkids. According to an article called “Nike, H&M and Burberry join Forces for Sustainable Fashion” “by, Isabelle Gerretsen,” major global brands have signed up to the make fashion using a circular scheme which aims to reduce global waste from its industry by recycling raw materials and products. The effect of this would be an improvement to the fashion industry’s record on sustainability, an issue that was the focus of a study which founded that less than one percent of clothing is recycled.
As we seen an increase in technology over the years we have also seen an increase in clothing production which has doubled; there are more options for choosing clothing than there are in choosing what foods you eat. In my opinion I would say there are more discounts for clothing then for food selections but there are also different qualities of clothing just like there is with food. We all know that hazard chemical as waste is harmful to us and to the planet but, what we all don’t realize is that a waste of clothing can also be harmful to the planet. In other words an excess of anything can have a negative impact. Since climate change is a hot topic out there recycling and the reusing of materials is becoming more in demand by several industries who can make a difference in protecting our planet. Some of the negative outcomes these fashion industries thought about was on how half a million tons of plastic microfibers are released from washed clothing annually, equivalent to more than 50 billion plastic bottles, exacerbating ocean pollution. As stated by an H&M speaker “there is no single company that can solve the challenge of shifting the whole industry from a linear to a circular business model on its own, that why a collaborative approach is crucial.” Therefore, companies are rewarding us with store discounts if we collaborate with them and donate our old clothing for them to reuse. These type of actions will help the planet by not adding to the waste that is already polluting our planet. Our planet is experiencing major climate change and over the years, and if we don’t act now, most likely for our grandkids will have to deal with worse conditions than we have now.