Mountains of Clothes Fill Chile’s Desert
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Imagine a desert filled with mountains of clothes. This is the reality in parts of Chile’s Atacama Desert, where tons of unsold clothing from all over the world end up.
Many of the clothes bought in Europe, the US, and Asia are part of what’s called ‘fast fashion.’ This means they are made quickly and sold cheaply. What happens to the old ones as consumers continue to buy new ones? In Chile, 60,000 tons of low-quality used clothes arrive each year. Not all of these clothes find new owners. More than half are dumped in the desert, polluting the water and air. The materials used to make these clothes, like polyester, can take hundreds of years to break down. Environmentalists in Chile are pushing for laws to reduce this problem and protect the planet.
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Remember Chile’s Infamous Clothing Dump? This Is What It Looks Like Now”