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an eight month enquiring and the first of its kind reveals around three hundred thousand tons of textile waste of sent to landfill or incinerates is in the U. K. every year as retailers increase the number of annual collections and offer low prices shopping has become big business what the whopping thirty two billion pounds in twenty seventeen that's forty one billion dollars bricks by more clouds per person than any other country in Europe but it's also an issue on a global scale says were to senior correspondent in Madrid Sonya Dow sets the global textile industry and fashion industry has caused a huge environmental impact wave it's being more polluting van theme maritime shipping industry and international flights combined if you look at it in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent Jeez up to a third of the microbe plastics no rations conference in fact synthetic fabrics that's all released from closing %HESITATION when washed in the washing machine and gets into a water supply inquires chess is the problem lies were close to being over conceives an on the used on that blame is placed at the feet of the retailer who they say should be taking responsibility for the clothes they produce aside from the penny charge about to waste disposal U. K. lawmakers once the government's implements tax reforms and reward companies that design most sustainable long wearing products