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City of New York, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Team Up to Fight Clothing Waste

Where are fashion’s priorities? How sustainability will fare post pandemic is just one of many open questions. Join SJ on July 15 at 11 am for a webinar on how the crisis will affect future sourcing decisions and how to better measure progress.

New Yorkers throw away a lot of clothing. City officials estimate that 122,000 metric tons of textiles, or the equivalent of half a million Statues of Liberty, are delivered to landfills every year. This tracks with global trends: Less than 1 percent of the materials used to create clothing worldwide is recycled into new clothing,…

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