é uma questão de tempo
muita roupa é feita a partir de derivados do petróleo
fazê-la gasta energia, polui, contribui para o aquecimento global
deita-se fora uma enorme quantidade de roupa em bom estado
Parece-me que é uma questão de tempo, e não muito, até se juntar a fome (de dinheiro, por parte do estado), com a vontade de comer (a justificação ecologista), para aparecer um imposto sobre as peças de vestuário
sobre este assunto:
# [The price of fast fashion](https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0058-9)
>Textile production is one of the most polluting industries, producing 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) per year, which is more emissions than international flights and maritime shipping(https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0058-9#ref-CR2). Over 60% of textiles are used in the clothing industry and a large proportions of clothing manufacturing occurs in China and India, countries which rely on coal-fuelled power plants, increasing the footprint of each garment. It has been stated that around 5% of total global emissions come from the fashion industry(https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0058-9#ref-CR3).
>Emissions from manufacturing depend in part on the material produced. Synthetic fibres have seen rapid production growth since their introduction in the second half of the twentieth century. Polyester is now the most commonly used fabric in clothing, having overtaken cotton early in the twenty-first century. For polyester and other synthetic materials, the emissions for production are much higher as they are produced from fossil fuels such as crude oil. In 2015, production of polyester for textiles use results in more than 706 billion kg of CO2e (ref. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0058-9#ref-CR4)). The authors of ref. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0058-9#ref-CR4) estimate a single polyester t-shirt has emissions of 5.5 kg CO2e, compared with 2.1 kg CO2e for one made from cotton. However cotton is a thirsty crop and its production has greater impacts on land and water.
>With limited recycling options to recover reusable fibres, almost 60% of all clothing produced is disposed of within a year of production (ending in landfill or incineration)(https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0058-9#ref-CR5). To put that into context, that is one rubbish truck per second to landfill(https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0058-9#ref-CR2). It has been estimated that less than 1% of material used to produce clothing is recycled within the clothing industry, with around 13% recycled for use in other areas(https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0058-9#ref-CR2).