Dumping beats sharing

A new study on the greenhouse gas potential of different circular textile models models is going to become a show-stopper. The authors state that sharing - i.e. a renting model for fashion - and textile recycling are poisonous to the climate. In the study "Innovative recycling or extended use? Comparing the global warming potential of different ownership and end-of-life scenarios for textiles", the scientists around Jarkko Levänen compared the carbon dioxide equivalents of different circular models, limiting themselves to selected processes. The result is likely to become a shock to many: According to the researchers' calculations, sharing and recycling are climate destroyers. Find out why it is a limited approach in the 10/21 issue of R&W Textilservice.