GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Fast Fashion Waste Statistics [Current Data]

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"The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions."

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"In just 15 years, the amount of clothing we consume has doubled."

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"Every second, one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned."

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"Only 1% of clothing is recycled into new garments."

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"An estimated $500 billion value is lost every year due to clothes being barely worn and rarely recycled."

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"Fashion industry is the second biggest consumer of water worldwide."

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"60% of all clothing produced ends up in incinerators or landfills within a year."

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"Over 90% of workers in the global garment industry cannot negotiate their working conditions."

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"Over half of fast fashion items are thrown away in under a year."

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"There is 400% more clothing being produced now compared to 20 years ago."

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"One pair of jeans consumes 7,500 liters of water in its entire lifecycle."

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"It would take 13 years to drink the water needed to make one T-shirt and jeans."

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"Around 85% of all textiles thrown away in the US is either dumped into a landfill or burned."

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"By 2030, the fashion industry is predicted to use 35% more land for cotton, forest for cellulosic fibres, and grassland for livestock."

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"In 2015, over 16 million tons of textile waste was generated according to the EPA."

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"Nearly 70 million barrels of oil are used each year to make the world’s polyester fiber."

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"The global fashion industry is estimated to generate 92 million tonnes of textile waste annually."

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"87% of total fiber input used for clothing is incinerated or ends up in a landfill."

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"Half a million tonnes of microfibers—the equivalent of 50 billion plastic bottles—leach into the ocean from clothes washing annually."

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"By 2050, fashion industry could account for quarter of global carbon budget."

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