Planet Policy Pals Podcast

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EP 13: Let‘s Talk Textiles and Environment (Pt 1)

June 14th, 2021

We begin our series investigating the connection between large industries and the environment with textiles. According to the UN, the total carbon emissions of the fashion industry account for 10% of global carbon emissions, making it the second most polluting industry after the oil industry. Prepare to explore the history of the textile industry boom, how fast fashion became so popular, the environmental impact, as well as how this affects human health. We also discuss companies that are trying to make a difference, so we can shop better. 

For show notes and references, follow the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/166x0LTLMrqXu1MvDpHLTbvuGOQDURtj9ApXDVdszqjA/edit?usp=sharing 

Closed caption of transcript available on our YouTube channel.

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