World’s Consumption of Materials Hits Record 100bn Tonnes a Year

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100bn tonnes every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling. The climate and wildlife emergencies are driven by the unsustainable extraction of fossil fuels, metals, building materials and trees. The report’s authors warn that treating the …

UK Clothing Goes Green with a Wardrobe Full of Emissions Savings

WRAP says its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 has helped generate an 11.9% reduction in the carbon footprint per tonne of garments. UK clothing is going green with a wide range of environmental improvements over the last six years. The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) says its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 …

UK MPs Demand Fashion Brand Bosses to Disclose Environmental Impacts

The Environmental Audit Committee has written to 10 retailers to find out how they are mitigating them They include Marks and Spencer, Primark, Next, Arcadia, Asda, TK Maxx and Homesense, Tesco, JD Sports Fashion, Debenhams and Sports Direct International The production of clothing involves water and energy intensive processes, resulting …

Households to Dump 235 Million Tonnes of Clothing in Landfill this Spring

Hundreds of millions of tonnes of clothing is set to be dumped in landfill this spring by UK consumers unaware that much of it can be reused or recycled, according to new research published today. In total, UK consumers are set to throw out 680 million items this spring, with …