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Fast fashion: why your online returns may end up in landfill – and what can be done about it

Customer orders multiple items, many of which may be returned. Maridav/Shutterstock Patsy Perry, Manchester Metropolitan University Fashion has a notorious environmental footprint, accounting for up to 10% of global carbon dioxide output. This is exacerbated by a fast fashion business model which encourages the frequent purchase of low-priced and non-durable items. Around 30% of online purchases are subsequently returned, much …

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