How the West’s obsession with fast fashion compounds an environmental nightmare in Ghana
The secondhand clothes industry has been thriving in many African countries including Ghana for many years. But with the boom of fast fashion — the mass manufacturing of cheap clothes — a lot of it ends up barely worn, donated or in a landfill.
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Tons of used clothing ends up in landfills.
Clothing waste has led to the shut down of Ghana's biggest landfill.
The deluge of worn-out clothes arriving in Ghana has overwhelmed the West African country’s infrastructure — posing huge environmental threats.
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