We have been told many times about the pollution crisis in our oceans, lakes, and waterways. Plastic products such as one-use water bottles and grocery bags have long contributed to this dilemma. However, another source of the problem that might surprise you would be our clothing as well.
As soon as winter starts to fade away, the Southern half of the U.S. begins their cotton growing season. By mid-October, fluffy white cotton will bloom from their bolls and will be ready to be plucked. But how does it become fabric?
Consumers are spending less on clothes but are accumulating more in their closet. Are consumers concerned enough about the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry to change their shopping habits?
Most of us know that cotton is a natural biodegradable fibre. But has the thought of composting your old cotton t-shirt ever cross your mind? Probably not. Can you really compost it though? Definitely.