Every item undergoes a challenging journey before it reaches us. Taking textiles as an example, in the raw material stage, the production of one kilogram of cotton consumes approximately 4,600 liters of water, enough to supply the daily water needs of 15 people. In addition, it generates 4.7 kilograms of carbon emissions, equivalent to driving 20 kilometers. Moreover, processes like dyeing and sewing waste at least 12% of resources. According to environmental statistics, in 2022, Taiwan recycled a total of 82,000 tons of old clothes, with 36% turned into fuel rods or incinerated directly, and 22% downgraded for use as rags or carpets.

We aim to provide knowledge to raise awareness about the impact of our shopping habits to the planet, encouraging everyone to contemplate ways of improvement. This year, we collected approximately 100 second-hand clothing items. Calculating that purchasing one second-hand clothing item can help reduce at least 4.7 kilograms of carbon emissions, the collective impact of reusing these clothes will contribute to a reduction of over 470 kilograms of carbon emissions.

The second-hand item and cloth donation in this campaign has delivered on 13th December and will support the social welfare organization, the Carpenter’s House, that provides job opportunities and enhances skills for vulnerable groups.
Second-hand Item and Clothing Donation Event-Promoting Circular Economy and Carbon Reduction

Carrying the love of colleagues, we are sailing to the Carpenter's House.

Second-hand Item and Clothing Donation Event-Promoting Circular Economy and Carbon Reduction
Second-hand Item and Clothing Donation Event-Promoting Circular Economy and Carbon Reduction

Short talk regarding operating model of the association and current difficulties it faces.

Second-hand Item and Clothing Donation Event-Promoting Circular Economy and Carbon Reduction
Second-hand Item and Clothing Donation Event-Promoting Circular Economy and Carbon Reduction
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