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How to Dress Greener: 5 Reasons to Shop at Thrift Stores

In water in the things you buy, water use

Many people love to shop and clothing is a favorite target of bargain hunters everywhere. But changing trends, new manufacturing technologies and low prices have led to “fast fashion” and prompted many people to over-consume and that’s had major impacts on the country’s water and energy usage. Many consider “shop ‘til you drop” a philosophy of life. By the end …

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The Hidden Water in Everyday Products

In water in the things you buy, water use

It may not be visible, but millions of gallons of virtual water go into making the consumer goods Americans buy, use and throw away. Manufacturing everyday materials like paper, plastic, metal and fabric takes water – a lot of it. Knowing how much water it takes to make the raw materials and products we all use and consume is an …