why don’t you intend to?

Pick out a day to sort through your old clothing into categories of your choice. This way you will be able to know what can stay, be recycled or donated to charity. This exercise will ensure that you de-clutter your wardrobe for a fresh outlook on the clothes you already have, and most importantly to remind you that throwing out clothes like garbage is anti-sustainability and climate health.

Clothes can take up to 40 years to decompose. Once we throw out our clothes, we accept the fact that we’ll never see them again. However, just because our discarded clothes are no longer in our lives, it doesn’t mean they’ve disappeared. While some materials take longer to decompose than others, all have harmful effects for the environment. In addition to releasing gases like methane, most fabrics are made with dyes and chemicals that can contaminate the soil and water in the ground. 


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