5 ways to live minimally and save the environment

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3. What you wear

Humans consume 400 percent more clothes than they did just two decades ago. About 80 billion pieces of clothing are consumed each year and this demand for “fast fashion” is straining the environment.

The textile industry pollutes the environment, gobbles up resources, and consumes energy all throughout the supply chain — from farm to closet.

The only real way to reverse this is to buy less clothes. Try to pare down your wardrobe from dozens of things that need to eventually be replaced to a few items that are durable.

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