On average a single person will throw away 37kg of clothing each year. Aside from being a waste of money, this is a waste of materials such as polyester that have seriously damaging effects on the environment - considering that 70 million barrels of oil are used to make polyester each year, and it takes up to 200 years to decompose. Sustainable fashion uses materials and methods that will not have a negative impact on the planet. Historically, fashion was sustainable by its very nature, but now it often causes pollution and results in increased landfill waste.
There are different ways to avoid this. Try to shop at brands that consider their environmental impact (some examples are Reformation and Beaumont Organic), however, these brands are less affordable than our comfort shops (Shein and Nike; both being large polluters). For more accessible sustainable fashion you can choose to buy second hand; buy from charity shops or give clothes to friends that you may otherwise have thrown out - swapping clothes gives them a new life, and saves them from the dreaded landfill. Another option is to buy local items (this is the same when buying food) as this reduces the carbon footprint. Try and buy organic materials, free from polyester, where possible and think before you buy: will I really wear this?
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Seals eat cod and herring and other small fish.
Seals are marine mammals and have four flippers. They are in the category of animal known as Pinnipedia which means fin- footed.
They have whiskers which help them detect prey in dark and murky waters. Seals can sleep underwater because they spend so many months out at sea.
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Our planet is incredible and unique and it is vital that it remains this way.
Changing weather patterns are becoming more frequent, greenhouse gases are already too high and key climate- stabilising systems are starting to fail.
To learn what you can do to save our astounding planet visit my Save the Planet Page.
One of my biggest achievements is receiving a letter from Sir David Attenborough after writing to him. When I wrote to him I explained how much of an inspiration he is and I also included a speech which described my passions for the environment.
I have also received a letter from Jacinda Arden relating to a campaign I participated in for the New Zealand dolphins.
HI, I'M NEAVE
Everything about the ocean and nature interests me. Marine life and all life on Earth completely amazes me and yet there are thousands of species yet to be discovered.
Every creature is a miracle of evolution and it is devastating to think that one generation can destroy this.
I want to share my love for the ocean with you and let you all know how you can protect our truly unbelievable planet Earth.