Clothing disaster in Ghana

The Environmental Disaster that is Fuelled by Used Clothes and Fast Fashion

From Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The dark side of the world’s fashion addiction. Many of our old clothes, donated to charities, end up in rotting textile mountains in West Africa. This is a story about how our waste is creating an environmental disaster.

Have you ever thought about what happens to your old clothes after you drop them off at the [charity] shop? It might be time to start, because these goodwill gestures are helping to fuel an environmental catastrophe on the other side of the world.

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