Another Unseen Side of Consumerism

Just read this article at the BBC.  It serves as another reminder of the full impact our rampant consumerism has on society and the environment.  Think about all the clothes that don’t make it to Goodwill.  Where do they go?  They end up in this place in London, or in America, maybe just the dump.  I don’t think we have clothing recycling schemes here.  That’s a lot of cotton just being thrown out; cotton takes up major acreage, requires a lot of water, and relies heavily on chemical pest repellants — according to Wikipedia, 25% of the world’s insecticides and 10% of the world’s pesticides are used on cotton crops.  All of this just to make a t-shirt that will get thrown out a few months later…

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~ by Daniel on 6 February, 2008.

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