Green Podcast RBC Trends: the second life of unnecessary clothes

Green Podcast RBC Trends: the second life of unnecessary clothes

The volume of waste of the fashion industry in the world reaches 92 million tons per year.

Most of this “garbage” goes to the landfill, despite the fact that the textiles lend itself to almost one hundred percent processing.

In Russia, 2 million tons of textiles are sent annually to training grounds.

On landfills in the absence of the required amount of oxygen, textiles do not decompose properly, but smolders for decades, secreting methane and creating landfill fires.

There are several scenarios for the disposal of unnecessary clothing-processing, second-hand, charity and exchange.

Let’s talk more about each of them.

This issue consists of two parts again.

In the first part, Dasha Alekseeva, the founder and director of the second wind (many know about the fund by receiving unnecessary clothes and chains of the Chamber Shop stores), helps us to figure out where you can take clothes so that it does not end up in a landfill.

In the second part, we speak with Nail Golman, the founding of SWAP it and Never Buy, about another way to extend life to unnecessary things-the exchange of clothing.

The presenter is Vitaly Sumynotskaya.

With Dasha Alekseeva discussed: Why is it better not to throw clothes and shoes at all in a regular garbage container? How is the development technology of textile processing in Russia? What products can be obtained from this? Where can you rent unnecessary clothes in Moscow and other cities? How to prepare clothes for delivery? How to deal with the stereotypes of second-hand and why dress in such stores is fashionable and environmentally friendly? They talked about the culture of the exchange of clothes with Nail Golman: What is swap and how popular it is? Do swaps pass in other cities of Russia or know about them only in the capital? Is it possible to exchange things on the Internet if you do not want to adapt to a specific date of the meeting? How to organize your own swap? Swap (SWAP)-events to which people bring unnecessary things (often these are clothes) and, if desired, can take something in return.

What to read on the topic: “All sisters in earrings”: Alice Taiga-about swap-sovereigns How to use used goods instead of buying new helps to save resources How to get rid of unnecessary things: charity, swap, resume Seven questions about the influence of the fashion industry on the ecology What new materials the fashion industry found in ordinary garbage In order not to miss new issues, subscribe to the podcast and listen to us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Yandex.

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