New research from OnlineGambling.com reveals that on average Americans discard more than seven items of still wearable clothing every year at an average cost of $35 per item.
Nearly a fifth (18%) admitted to throwing these items in the trash, ultimately throwing away $270 a year! And while it’s not all doom and gloom, with more than three quarters donating garments to goodwill or thrift stores (62%) or passing on to friends and family (17%); it’s not just wallets taking a hit, the planet also pays the price.
With this in mind, OnlineGambling.com has developed a Fast Fashion Calculator to demonstrate the environmental impact of producing clothes. In addition, here are some tips for a greener wardrobe.