Disposable apparel, however, has created a serious environmental problem. Poor-quality clothes that are tossed out often end up in landfills, where they degrade and release carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas.
There are a few efforts underway to recycle worn clothes, and other programs that shred old clothing and use the fibers as cleaning rags, or in carpets and other products. But many of these also often end up in landfills.
With all the rubbish piling up, it is in everyone’s best interest to find a solution but usually we tend to feel that our hands are tied, dealing with fashion manufacturers logistics.