Let's balance out

Recycling fabrics
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2021-06-03 in Eco
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It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
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As we read in this article written by Ben Smee for The Guardian, Australia has a problem with textile waste: a report from 2020 apparently shows that every year 780,000 tonnes of it get produced. This may be a problem in other parts of the world, so we thought to share this story to maybe inspire people to do the same thing elsewhere.

That's right, because there is a startup in Australia called BockTexx that basically turns worn-out fabric into raw materials. The process they use is designed to handle also hybrid fabrics, the fabrics made by a mix of synthetic fibre and natural fibre, that would otherwise be very hard to recycle.
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According to this article from the BBC, a report made by the World Meteorological Organisation shows that it is likely that we will reach the global temperature limit in the next five years. The chance is now set at 40%, and the temperature should be 1.5C hotter than pre-industrial levels.

This is yet another proof that we don't have much time to act, and that what we're doing now is inadequate.

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