Gloucestershire County Council launches 'Wear not Waste' campaign

How sustainable is your wardrobe? Gloucestershire County Council is encouraging people in the county to pick up more planet friendly habits, including buying second-hand, repairing and caring for existing clothes as part of its 'Wear not Waste' campaign in 2022.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Find out how you can take part in SecondhandSeptember and do your part for the environment in 2022.
Find out how you can take part in #SecondhandSeptember and do your part for the environment in 2022.

Fashion lovers across the county are being encouraged to take part in the new 'Wear not Waste' campaign, as Gloucestershire County Council calls for residents across the region to get involved with #SecondhandSeptember.

Gloucestershire Recycles has launched this new campaign to reduce waste from clothes and other textiles, in a bid to tackle the carbon emissions created by one of the largest polluters - the fashion industry - and encourage people to love the clothes they have. 

Globally, the fashion industry is responsible for 10 per cent of the world's carbon emissions, creating 92 million tonnes of waste every year - the equivalent to a truck full of clothing waste every single second. 

One way to help with this movement and reduce the amount of waste produced by the industry is to reuse and re-wear old clothes. Two-thirds of people in the UK already wear second-hand clothing - and it's predicted that by 2030, these sales will overtake fast fashion, which is great news for the environment.

For anyone wanting to embrace #SecondhandSeptember and make their wardrobe more planet-friendly, SoGlos shares 7 simple ways to do it

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