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  • Aaryan Doshi

Circular Economy & Combatting Climate Change

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So I’ve talked a bit about circular economies and their purpose they can serve in our societies. But the impacts stretch far beyond simply recycling a product. By maximizing the potential and usage of a product, we can help to prevent our landfills from accumulating so much waste.

If everyone contributes even the smallest of amount, we can help to ensure the well-being of our planet for many years to come. To demonstrate the impact, let’s take a look at an example. While it may not seem apparent, clothing is one of the primary contributors to wastage across the world.

In America alone, nearly 11.3 million tons of clothing is wasted per year; yet the fix for such a drastic issue is so simple. Rather than immediately dumping our worn out clothes in the trash bins, we should try and utilize it to its max potential. This can include donating clothes or even passing them down to family members.

But you might be wondering …. how does clothing have anything to do with climate change? Well, nearly 63% of clothing is made from virgin plastic which is not recyclable. Not only that but plastics require extensive amounts of fossil fuel extraction! You can only imagine the amount of carbon dioxide polluted in the air as a result of our “fast fashion”! To make a circular economy succeed, cooperation is required on a local, national, and international scale. It all starts with you and the choices you make! No action is too small to make a difference.


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