A circular economy is another option of the traditional linear economy including making, using and disposing) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.
In July 2018, Burberry was blamed for burning $38 million of unsold stock. This act creates both tangible and intangible loss to Burberry eventually. “A garbage truck of clothing is burned or abandoned within a second.”, said by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Indeed, Circular Economy has become one of the customers’ concern nowadays.
To support the circular economy, you can simply stop throwing away your clothing. Then, you can give a new value to the used garments like donating, up-cycling and swapping. Not only can you help the earth but also save your wallet from buying new clothes. There are many companies are receiving clothing donation like the Salvation Army, the Conservancy Association and H&M. The latest attraction The Mills also provides garments up-cycling in 4 hours. If you think these ways are too time-consuming, you can put the used garments on our online swapping platform, OneZhop and let us handle everything for you.
Photo credit to Climate Action