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Post  Administrator on Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:16 am

'Primark effect' prompts government drive to cut clothes sent to landfill

Shopaholics are being urged to take cast offs to charity shops in a Government drive to reduce the so-called "Primark effect", which has seen the amount of unwanted clothes being dumped in landfill soar by 30 per cent.

The trend for cheap "throwaway" fashion means textiles are the fastest growing sector in household waste. Every year consumers in the UK buy two million tonnes of clothes of which 1.2m tonnes ends up in landfill. Just 300,000 is reused or recycled while the rest ends up in the back of the "national wardrobe".

A recent investigation by MPs found the proportion of textile waste dumped at one council site had risen from seven per cent to 30 per cent in due to the "Primark effect".

Speaking at the launch of London Fashion week, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, the sustainability minister, said consumers spend £38 million a year on clothes but most of it goes to landfill.
He said: "At the moment only 16 per cent of the clothes we discard in this country are recycled the rest end up in landfill and that produces greenhouse gases so we have to change that around."

He urged consumers to think about sustainability when buying clothes and to dispose of them at second hand shops or through recycling.

"Wherever you buy your clothes, however they have been produced you can try and make sure they are recycled either by going to a charity shop or going to a recycling depot," he added.

The Sustainable Clothing Roadmap, launched at a fashion show for sustainable fashion, is a partnership between the Government and 300 of the biggest high street shops, manufacturers and designers in the country to make clothing more sustainable and urge consumers to buy and dispose of clothes in an ethical fashion.

A spokesman for Primark said the firm was not signed up to the Sustainability Road Map but had its own sustainability agenda including signing up to a fair trading initiative and energy efficiency measures.

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Post  Stolly on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:07 am

There are lots of quotes in this article. I wonder whether they are facts or opinions. Can you discuss any opinions that people have with your group on this forum?

Remember what 'discuss' means. Look back at the LO to remind yourselves.

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Facts

Post  Ella on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:18 am

Ithink that the amount of clothes that go in the land fill is absoultly disgusting!

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Facts

Post  Ella on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:19 am

What do you think.

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agree

Post  robert on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:19 am

*I agree with you Stolly however i think they got over exaderated with the qoutes.*

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facts of primark

Post  Rhian on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:25 am

Primark spend over 38 million on clothes and yet people still spend loads of money!!

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Primark

Post  Ella on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:38 am

A fact is that primark has been using people with a problem but i think it sorted!(Miss Stubbs) said

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Post  Administrator on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:41 am

Test Test. Mr.Goulden apologise for the unreliability of technology. Test Test.

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WHAT!!!!!!

Post  Leshun on Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:43 am

Mr.Goulden may i ask polietly what are yo saying every time i am on the wbsite it says TEST TEST!! what is going on.

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Post  melanie on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:00 am

primark isnt that bad!!!!!

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Post  Robert on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:03 am

Yes Ella I do think that the amount of clothes wasted is disgusting. theres basically no reson to make clothes.

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Who is with me

Post  Leshun on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:04 am

Do you know what melanie im with you but instead of wasting they should sell them for free

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I agree Rob

Post  Reece on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:05 am

It is too agsageratide miss stoll

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why primark why????

Post  Abdilah on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:15 am

Instead of making things out of non-recylable materials.

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Are you all with me??

Post  Abdilah on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:17 am

Say yes if your all with so come on and join the fight to stop primark's waste.

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Totally!!

Post  Nikki on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:18 am

I totally agree with you Melanie. I don't think that Primark is that bad either even though i don't shop there!

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