SHOPPING

Clothes Hangers

ISSUES / CHALLENGES

  • Over 20 billion plastic and metal hangers used by the fashion and dry cleaning industry are thrown away each year
  • Low grade materials used in hangers

EFFECTS

Wasted Resources

Landfill Waste

Environmentally Toxic

DATA SOURCES

DO

  • Purchase clothes displayed on shelves, as opposed to hanged clothes.
  • Support shops that use environmentally friendly paper or bamboo hangers.
  • Check if you can donate any excess hangers to local charity clothes shops.
  • Reduce your dry cleaning requirements if possible.

BENEFITS

Less Waste

Environmentally Friendly

Reuseable

Increased Item Life

LEARN

  • Check out this video to see how hangers are made

MEDIA FORMAT

Video

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