Why You Should Buy Second-Hand Cotton

Why we should be buying second-hand cotton over first-hand cotton - and yes that includes "Organic Cotton"!

Why we should be buying second-hand cotton over first-hand cotton - and yes that includes "Organic Cotton"!  

 

1. CHEMICAL USE

Cotton production uses 6% of the world’s pesticides and 16% of insecticides, more than any other crop. These are harmful to soil, release greenhouse gases and pollute drinking water

 

2. WATER CONSUMPTION

It takes 2700 litres of water to make a single cotton t-shirt. That’s right, it takes over 5000 bottles of water to produce a single item of clothing.

 

3. EMISSIONS

The production of cotton contributes to climate change by releasing 220 million tonnes of greenhouse gases a year. 1 tonne of CO2 is equivalent to 500 fire extinguishers, imagine a room of those 220 million times.

 

4. HUMAN RIGHTS

71% of all child labour is found in agriculture, especially in cotton crops.

 

 

REFERENCE: https://www.projectcece.co.uk/blog/445/is-cotton-bad-for-the-environment-the-no-fluff-truth/
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