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Landfills: A Serious Problem For The Environment

More than one million tonnes of textile waste is thrown away every year in India. But did you know, that as much as 95 per cent of textiles sent to landfills could be used again? However, textile waste continues to add to other recyclable and non-recyclable waste accumulated at various landfill sites in India. How do waste at landfill sites affect us? NDTV's Ravish Ranjan Shukla reports from Bhalswa landfill in Delhi.

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Reports suggest that textile waste is the second-largest contributor to pollution in India. Fast fashion, toxic dyes, mass industrialization, and lack of repurposing have led to a massive increase in textile waste. Globally, around 10% of textile gets reused and the rest goes to landfills. This creates an enormous ripple effect on the environment, with a rise in landfills, emission of greenhouse gases, and climate change. The youth must focus on environmentally sustainable practices.

USHA and NDTV want to encourage and educate the masses on the need for sustainable fashion and repurposing. The 4-month initiative is about building conversations and awareness around repurposing textiles and sustainable fashion. The campaign will feature brands and individuals who are promoting recycling and upcycling, giving your clothes a conscience.