the environmental impact of textiles

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  • Textiles and the environment
    • Growing cotton uses fertilisers and pesticides which can pollute the atmosphere and waterways
    • There have been changes to the landscape because on intensive farming and deforestation
    • the manufacturing of products uses chemicals which can be damaging. Manufacturing also uses water and energy
    • Excess waste can end up in landfills
    • packaging of products can be wasteful of paper, card, plastics, printing ink, and transporting energy


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