FORBES recently reported on an initiative that we’re glad to see – especially since its one that IX Power Clean Water could help that industry with!
In “Major Fashion Companies Sign Pact Vowing To Reduce Industry’s Environmental Impact” by Andria Cheng she writes that “ahead of the G7 meeting in France 32 major global fashion and textile companies, from H&M and Gap to Burberry and Chanel, signed a Fashion Pact, promising to lower the industry’s negative impact on the environment.”
So? What’s this about? Who care about what the fashion industry is doing?
We do! The United Nations says fashion is a horribly polluting industry!
According to a recent study the industry produces 20% of global wastewater and 10% of global carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. Textile dyeing is the No. 2 polluter of water globally, and it takes around 2,000 gallons of water to make a typical pair of jeans. Further, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned each second! The U.N. also reports that laundry releases half a million tonnes of microfibers into the ocean every year.
Uhm, yeah, so it’s a big problem and one that IX Power Clean Water can help with efficiently and effectively. The hard part is getting factories to stop ignoring the problem and get on the bandwagon to clean up their act. We’re here when they are ready – better sooner than later!