Notes from the Recycling Bin

Did you know …

Around the world, people consume 80 billion (yes, billion) pieces of clothing a year, according to the 2015 documentary The True Cost. Little wonder that the apparel industry has become one of the most polluting on earth. If consumers could bring to fashion the same mind set that they’ve brought to food and health, what a radical and positive change it could bring to the sourcing of materials. Ecological transparency in product labels can build a vibrant competitive playing ground and reinvent the marketplace. Sustainable, healthy, and humane.

Information provided by ReGroup, a nonprofit educational group, formed in 1989 to develop public awareness of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling benefits on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. ReGroup meets September through May, every third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hope Community Center on Princeton Avenue off Kalifornsky Beach Road. Find ReGroup on Facebook or contact at regroupkenaipeninsula@gmail.com.

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