Textile Sector: Deforestation Impact
While some major fashion companies have made sustainability pledges, and taken some steps to produce greener blue jeans, the industry has yet to make significant strides toward sustainability, with organic cotton, for example, still only 1% of the business. Leather production is also a risk, unsustainable cattle ranching, a good deal of which is used to produce leather, is responsible for 80 percent of destruction in the Amazon rainforest.
- Blue jeans: An iconic fashion item that's costing the planet dearly
- Clothes sourced from plants could expand deforestation or abate it
- Forbes:One Of The Most Critical Environmental Stories To Have Escaped The Headlines
- Textile Exchange Wants Fashion to Take a Second Look at Leather
- Arizona Muse on the Devastating Link Between Deforestation and the Fashion Industry
Peru and Chile Truckers Strike
Concerns about the rising prices of input costs, in particular diesel are being shared by unions of both Peru and Chile. Chile is the world's largest copper producer and second largest lithium producer - and miners are saying an indefinite strike by truckers is threatening supplies to operations.
- Peru and Chile trucker unions begin strike
- Chile miners say trucker strike a threat to supplies
- Chile: Cargo trucker drivers to begin indefinite strike Nov. 21
Meat & Dairy Industry Climate Impact
Recent research from the Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy (IATP), has revealed the combined methane emissions of five of the largest meat corporations and ten of the largest dairy corporations are roughly 12.8 million tonnes. Contributing to over 80 per cent of the EU entire methane footprint - the companies anlaysed include Danone, Nestlé, Marfrig, Tyson, JBS among other dairy and meat producers.
- IATP Report: How emissions from big meat and dairy are heating up the planet
- Methane emissions from 15 meat and dairy companies equate to over 80 pc that of EU's: Report
- Meat, monopolies, mega farms: how the US food system fuels climate crisis
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