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Sustainability Awareness Week 2020: Challenges, Collaboration, and Circularity
Sustainability is a key component of FIT’s mission and is embedded in the college’s curriculum and operations. During virtual Sustainability Awareness Week, from October 5 to 9, 2020, we invited our community to learn about recent innovations from leaders in the industry, experience FIT’s efforts to make a positive impact on the earth, and discover new ways to live with a smaller footprint.
The $2.4trillion apparel industry is facing many crossroads today, including reduction of waste and responsible production of garments. In the United States, 16.9 million tons of textile waste is collected each year, with 11.2 million tons destined for landfills and 3.2 million tons incinerated. Less than 1 percent of textile waste is recycled into new materials.
Learn what the non-profit group, Accelerating Circularity, is researching and how collaborators are promoting the changes needed for SDG 12, Responsible Consumption and Production.
Speakers: Karla Magruder, Founder and President, Accelerating Circularity; Andrea Venier, CEO, Officina +39; Lucia Rosin, Founder, Meidea; Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development, Lenzing.
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