Textiles’ toll on the environment
- In 2020 alone, greenhouse gas emissions totaling 121 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) were generated through the production of textiles consumed in the European Union. This translates into 270 kilograms CO2e per person. The European Environment Agency (EEA) reported these statistics in a February 2022 briefing that advances a transition toward “a circular textile production and consumption system.”
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