Jun 11, 2021

Fashion labels falling short on use of recycled materials - report

Nearly half of of women's clothes for sale on some of the leading online websites are made entirely from new plastics, according to a study. The RSA said the numbers varied by outlet with Asos using comparatively less new plastic than the others. Missguided had 42% of its items made entirely from new plastics and Asos 36%. The RSA also said that the study found that on average, just 3% of clothes which contained any plastics used recycled plastics - "Although this rises to 6% among items from Asos". The study for the report Fast Fashion's Plastic Problem, was carried out between 11 and 29 May. The researchers looked at more than 2,500 recently added items from each website, spread across different product categories. The RSA is calling for action to cut down on the use of plastic in fashion items.

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