Why Ghana's shores are littered with textile waste
DW, 08 Jan 2022
Textile waste is having a devastating impact on Ghana's beaches. The country's coast is littered with the rotting fabric of old clothes from the global north. Every day, 160 tons of clothes arrive in Ghana - and a whole economy has developed around second hand clothes. But very little of the garments are usable. In Ghana, more than 70 tons of fabric a day end up in landfills, presenting an ecological disaster.
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