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Module 2: The Impacts of Textile Waste
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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
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...
Why does waste have a greater impact on countries with less advanced waste management systems?
How does textile waste affect health?
What about landfills and incinerators in the U.S.?
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