If there is any doubt that the waste produced by the global fashion industry is having a real effect on the ecosystem, Terry Townsend, a consultant on cotton-related commodity issues, had this fun fact to share at Kingpins Transformers: Polyester has existed for just 60 years, but scientists have discovered bacteria that eats it. “Nature has evolved to digest something that didn’t exist that long ago. If it eats polyester, what else does it eat? Life-forms have evolved to feed on this food source.”
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