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Would You Rent Your Clothes?

Clothes waste has doubled in the last two decades. We meet people trying to change this.

Globally, only around 20% of clothes are re-used or recycled. The majority go to landfill or are incinerated. In the USA alone, the amount of clothes being thrown away has doubled in the last two decades. In World Hacks this week we meet the Scandinavian entrepreneurs trying to change this. Could a solution to this waste be to give people the option of renting clothes, so they don’t hoard things they rarely wear? Or how about clothes you can throw away guilt free, because they are fully compostable?

Presenter: Mukul Devichand
Reporter: Dougal Shaw

Image: Man wearing boxer shorts / Credit: Houdini

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