Stop Buying New Clothes. The Earth Is Mad.


Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin. It’s called high fashion, look it up! I think, I don’t know if this is high fashion… Do you like shopping? I’m not a huge fan, but Ronbus here sure
is. And it’s no wonder why, he looks great in
everything! Globally, an estimated 30 million tons of
textiles and clothing are purchased each year., And along their life cycle – from material
production, to manufacturing, to disposal – they generate a lot of pollution. The most commonly used fabric for clothing
is polyester,,, which is a synthetic material made from coal and petroleum and is essentially
non-biodegradable. Annual production of polyester produces around
680 million metric tons of greenhouse gases, which is the equivalent of 185 coal-fired
power plants. Overall, the apparel industry represents 6.7%
of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, which is about 3.3 billion metric tons. The majority coming from dyeing fabrics, spinning
yarn, and producing fibers. For comparison, the transportation industry
accounts for about 15% of the world’s emissions, producing around 4.5 billion metric tons of
greenhouse gases. But emissions is only one part of the apparel
industry’s effect on the environment. Natural fiber crops like cotton, which is
used in about one-third of all textiles, requires a lot of water. For instance, one shirt requires 2,700 liters
of water, enough for one person to live off of for more than 2 years. These thirsty crops have a big impact on surrounding
areas, and in Central Asia, they almost drained the Aral Sea.,, These crops also account for 8 to 10% of global
pesticide use, despite using just 3% of the world’s growable land. These chemicals contaminate groundwater, a
common drinking water source in these communities. Hazardous chemicals from dyes used to color
materials can also leach out into ground water sources. In fact, these textile mills create around
20% of the world’s industrial water pollution. And more pollution accumulates at the very
end of your clothes’ life cycle. According to the US Environmental Protection
Agency, Americans throw away 16 million tons of clothing and textiles each year. The majority of which – 10.5 million tons
– ends up in landfills, while only 2.5 million tons are removed and recycled by the Center
for Textile Recycling., Fast fashion retailers are making this problem
even worse. To increase sales, they sell clothes that
are meant to be worn less than 10 times before being discarded., These items are often low
quality and cheap, but allow consumers to keep up with the constantly changing fashion
trends.,, But there are organizations and retailers
that are trying to combat the waste and pollution created by the clothing industry. Some retailers are implementing a sustainable
supply chain, swapping traditional materials for ones made of recycled products or eco-friendly
ones like organic cotton., They are also introducing green practices in manufacturing and distribution,
and making an effort to educate their consumers to shop ethically. And as consumers, there are ways we can help
too. We can shop at stores following sustainable
practices, buy less clothes or more durable items, and, of course, recycle.,,, So what’s stores do you shop at, and how
often do you think you buy clothes? Let me know in the comment section below,
or tell me what should I talk about next! Curious to know the benefits of staying in
a long term relationship? Check out this video! “Researchers found that coupled-up people
had relatively fewer symptoms of depression, but only in some economic scenarios.” As always my name is Blocko! This has been Life Noggin! Don’t forget to keep on thinking.

100 comments

  1. We're already barely wearing much these days anyway. Back in the 70s they'd wear like 20 things just for a party.

  2. 🤦🏻‍♀️I mean, I have to wear clothes at work… sorry but my eco-friendliness goes as far as plastic-free and that’s it.

  3. i've bare bought any new clothes since I stopped growing.. only maybe bought 5-10 things max + work clothes.. otherwise birthday and holiday gifts are enough because it's ALL I GET

  4. We must stop the carbon emission
    We must stop throwing away trash to environment
    We must stop the wastage of resources
    We must stop produce plastics

    *We must stop wear clothes

  5. Most I buy is pants . I try reusing my shirts as rags ect. Can I burn them ? Would that help? What can I do to do less pollution? And besides recycling Bottles and cans . Usual stuff . What else can I recycle. Like the big list . I just got this video after throwing 2 shirts away (rag like ) idk what else I could've done with them . I'm Canadian btw so I feel the clean air become sludge like when I go to the city.

  6. #DearBlocko When and why did our life become dependant on items that put us in the higher status, such as expensive clothes and branded bags?

  7. it's not of your godamn business to buy more or not , àre you for reàl people….. I'm not interested in your channel any more … unsubscribe

  8. Protesters say “save the earth!” And shirts earth “uhh is this good? Because I give u guys the supply to make the stupid clothes u made!”

    This is a bootleg from the comment below

  9. me ; yeah i think i am going to stop buy clothing clothes now after this video so sad .
    also me ; orders clothing online .

  10. Life Noggin: *makes a video about clothes destroying Earth*
    Also Life Noggin: Get your exclusive Life Noggin merch: http://keeponthinking.co

  11. Sadly no one will listen, people just dont care about our generation and how it will be saved. They just say "not my problem" as throwing trash on the floor. People say, "its only a little bit. It wont kill the earth" but it does. Imagine being 1 or 2 dollars of that thing you wanted too buy for years and then being scammed of it at the store. It hurts. Just like we hurt earth.

  12. I love your channel btw but i dont like this vid. It places the blame on the individual, which in the grand scheme of things has no say or even is to blame for this. The problems are systemic and we need to fix the system that causes them. Consuming differently is still consuming.

  13. How come did I have a feeling that shopping clothes when you still have clothes is bad? No seriously, I have this feeling sense I'm little

  14. when he said groundwater, he made it louder probably because he's excited!! everybody loves water p.s you are amazing don't forget to keep on thinking

  15. You forgot to mention donating to and buying from resale stores! That's how my family helps the environment, and we look awesome too!

  16. what do I do when I get too big for my clothes or they wear out then? Buy used clothes like a peasant? Pshhh

  17. Life noggin: clothing is bad, so stop buying new clothes

    Also life noggin: has merch link in the description

  18. Guys stop wearing clothes, shoes, and accessories .
    Stop drinking water, food, and stop using natural resources, but… buy our merch .

  19. 0:28 is there some kind of (things disappearing) problem in you're world
    because i can clearly see something disappearing there and not just getting out of sight

  20. https://www.jackjones.com/gb/en/ I like this brand because it puts a lot of cotton in their clothes

  21. Walmart but I think it’s also important to shop at Goodwill because they have reusable shirts and more just saying

  22. Life Noggin: *Talks about how buying clothes wrecks the Earth, also announces merch*

    Earth: Am I a Joke to You?

  23. i think we should just fire most of the people who work at companies that make clothes and like get rid of every youtube with more than 10 million subs

  24. Me: goes to shop and buys a new shirt :3
    Earth: RUNS TROWADS ME CRAZILY EXUSE ME WTF ARE U DOIN'
    Me: just buying a new shir-
    Earth: SHUT THE HELL UP KICKS

  25. If the earth dies at least we can blame it on the Hypebeast’s people and people who like to flex COUGH RICEGUM COUGH COUGH

  26. Meanwhile, famous people are throwing away one-time used clothes just to look "fashionable"… 😔

  27. Look I know this is random but I'm not spoiled like the girly girls, I'm spoiled on stationery

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