Textile waste and plastic at the Dandora Landfill in Nairobi. Used and new clothes are sent to Kenya from Europe and China to be sold as so-called mitumba, but they often end up in landfills and landfills.
More and more fast fashion ends up as garbage in the global south. Greenpeace Germany proves this with an on-site research that was published today as part of Fashion Revolution Week. Using the example of Kenya and Tanzania, the report “Poisoned Gifts” reveals how exports of old clothes are misused to dispose of textile waste.
“The fast fashion industry has turned clothes into disposable, non-recyclable plastic items, like a plastic bag,” says Viola Wohlgemut