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16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste
Posted By Will Giron On June 29, 2011 @ 5:30 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Eco Textiles | No Comments
A 16-foot mountain of used garments towered over Hong Kong’s Central Star Ferry Pier  last week, as part of the ‘Get Redressed ‘ exhibit — an awareness building campaign to promote recycling in response to Hong Kong’s staggering 253 tonnes of discarded textiles. Dubbed the ‘3% mountain’, in reference to the 7.5 tons of textiles required to build it, the display helped put Hong Kong’s second-hand clothing waste into perspective. Despite the fact that Hong Kong has 190 used clothes recycling banks , the lack of awareness in the community has unfortunately deemed them ineffective.
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 Star Ferry Pier: http://www.starferry.com.hk/
 Get Redressed: http://redress.com.hk/projects/textile-conservation/for-community/
 190 used clothes recycling banks: https://www.wastereduction.gov.hk/apps/vicinity_result.jsp?collection_type=clothes&material_type=all&district_id=0&view=Go&textonly=0
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