Gallery: 16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile W...

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A 16-foot mountain of secondhand clothing, towering over Hong Kong’s Central Star Ferry Pier, is a sight to behold. But the white-peaked behemoth, designed to illustrate the Chinese territory’s textile waste, is just the tip of the precipice. The equivalent of 7.5 tons of textiles, the “3% Mountain” is only a percentage of the 253 tons of clothing Hong Kong residents throw away on average each day, according to the Environmental Protection Department.

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One Response to “16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste”

  1. junqueattic says:

    Great site! Found you through FB Rachel Starkey. & Here we all thought the US was the #1 source of waste! Everyone I know donates their usable used clothing–only the nastiest undies go to the compost bin or landfill.

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