Environmental Concerns

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Environmental Concerns

There are a number of environmental concerns associated with the textile industry.

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Water usage

  • Textile production requires vast amounts of water.
    • For example, processes like dyeing and finishing require a lot of water.
  • Using vast amounts of water can lead to water scarcity and depletion of local water sources.
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Chemical pollution

  • The textile industry uses various chemicals in textile processing.
    • For example, dyes, bleaches, and finishing agents.
  • The use of chemicals can result in water pollution, harming aquatic life and ecosystems.
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Energy consumption

  • The processes involved in manufacturing textiles are energy-intensive.
    • These energy-intensive processes contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
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Waste Generation

  • Textile production generates substantial waste.
    • Textile production generates fabric scraps, dye sludge, and chemical waste.
  • The waste from textile production ends up in landfills and the environment.

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1Core Technical Principles

2Paper & Board: Specialist Technical Principles

3Timber: Specialist Technical Principles

4Metal: Specialist Technical Principles

5Polymers: Specialist Technical Principles

6Textiles: Specialist Technical Principles

7Designing & Making Principles

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