Did you know that there’s a major sea of plastic trash floating in the Northern Pacific part of the ocean?
In case you thought that all the world’s trash ends up at the dumpsite we all hear of on television, think again.
It can, in fact, end up anywhere from your local river to a spring, to floating in a massive puddle that connects to some sort of waterway.
The point is, most trash has some means of ending up in the ocean, and one of the biggest influences damaging the environment, with specific emphasis on water, is the fashion industry.
With much pressure being placed on the industry to change their ways or find a way of going about the manufacturing and production process while remaining sustainable and not adding to climate change, it has become a significant challenge and approach to changing an industry for the better.
What are the most dangerous impacts of the fashion industry, on water, that is being tackled in the 21st century?
- Water is becoming central with regards to a sustainable development
Many global leaders, organizations, and businesses are working on Sustainable Development Goals, in collaboration with the UN.
A sustainable initiative will be agreed upon for the Swedish Textile Water Initiative, which will allow for a better management of water in the textile industry.
- A business case has been made against the fashion industry, to manage a more sustainable water footprint
In a research effort in 2013, 60% of 500 companies, have experienced the negative impacts of water contamination in their industries, which have led to not only a cut in profits of these retail industries and businesses, but have also severely affected the environment as a result thereof. A clear business case has been made regarding water, to promote the initiative of a more sustainable approach to how water is managed and treated in the fashion industry.
- Recycling water to fix or cover up a bigger problem?
You can’t renew water and expect the problem of contamination the environmental, as well as retail disruption to occur for decades to come, with the results of purifying water being worse each time it is cleaned. This will cost both the fashion industry as well as the earth. Many production and manufacturing houses have, however, adopted the process of recycling water, to make their clothing, rather than throwing it away.