M&S Survey Reports One in Five Brits Admit to Discarding a Garment After One Wear

by , 06/24/12

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How many garments have you thrown away lately? If you think it’s been 6 or more over the past 12 months, then you’re right on par with one in three Brits, according to a survey by Marks & Spencer. One in five admits to trashing a piece of clothing after only one wear.  This equates to more than £81 million ($127 million) of serviceable clothing winding up in landfills each year after it’s worn just once. Click ahead to read the details of the survey and hang on to your wearable duds!



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