Sustainable Fashion: This Is What You Forget
This is where Lauren Zhao comes in. As managing director UPS Hong Kong, she works to develop and implement greener strategies, and has been working with Dean to ship the entries in, in a partnership that is integral to the growth of the competition.
The UPS Carbon Neutral programme, Zhao says, is committed to reducing CO2 levels for each package that is shipped. To reduce the negative effects of shipping pollution, UPS uses electric vehicles and cleaner fuel. They have a goal of powering their facilities with renewable energy by 2035; in addition they planted 15 million trees between 2015 and 2020, and plan to reach 50 million trees planted by 2030.
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As a result of Covid-19 lockdowns, there’s been an increase in e-commerce, especially shopping for clothes online; people no longer shop just because they need or want things, but to pass time. But there’s a huge gap in consumer awareness of the environmental impact of sending and returning garments.
While she prefers shopping online, Zhao says, “People don’t know that choosing multiple items [in different sizes] has a negative effect on the environment,” adding that the volume of paper and plastic required for packaging, as well as the distance these things must travel, is often more than we realise.
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