This week 96FM talked with Clare Buckley from Cork Clothes Swap.
Did you know…
The amount of used textiles exported from the EU has tripled over the last two decades from slightly over 550,000 tonnes in 2000 to almost 1.7 million tonnes in 2019.
A lot of clothing is made of organic material, meaning that it is derived from natural sources and is biodegradable. But landfills lack the oxygen needed for organic materials to break down so, when clothing does end up in a landfill, it decomposes through anaerobic digestion.
What you can do…
Take part in events like the Cork Clothes Swap or try to buy vintage. .
Here’s a few resources if you want to know more:
European Environment Agency here
Cork Clothes Swap Instagram here
Why Buy Secondhand Fashion In Ireland here