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Module 2: The Impacts of Textile Waste

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Learning Objectives:


Hear from environmental activists and experts about the impacts of textile waste on communities in the Global South


Understand why shifting textile waste to countries with less advanced waste management is problematic for public health

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What are the environmental and public health impacts of textile waste in the Global South?

In the following 9-minute video, Matilda Lartey (an artisan and community activist in Ghana) and Stacey Johnson (a sustainability expert in the U.S.) discuss this question.

Let's reflect on that...

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Why does waste have a greater impact on countries with less advanced waste management systems?

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How does textile waste affect health?

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What about landfills and incinerators in the U.S.?

Though landfills and incinerators in the U.S. have systems to reduce pollution, some pollu
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