Australians are purchasing more clothes than any other country

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New research from the Australia Institute reveals that Australians buy more clothes per person than any other country, intensifying a fast fashion waste crisis.

Australia has overtaken the US as the world’s largest consumer of textiles per capita, with a significant portion of this consumption being fast fashion that ultimately ends up in landfills.

The Wire’s Vanessa Gatica speaks with, Nina Gbor from the Australia Institute, about the detrimental impact of this consumerism on both health and the environment.

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