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In this age of consumerism, we unnecessarily millions of tons of clothes every year. A lot of these items as good as new. Some may a little threadbare or miss a button or two. France has up with a new scheme to people to increase the longevity of their apparel. The government will a "repair bonus" to people who get their garments at special repair workshops, or take their shoes to a cobbler. The bonus individuals to claim back up to $27 of the cost of their repair bill. The scheme will be by an eco-organization called Refashion. The government said the goals of its new initiative are "to support those who out repairs" and help the environment.

An estimated 700,000 tons of clothing are away in France every year. Around two-thirds of this up in landfills. Furthermore, the global fashion industry for between 8-10 per cent of global carbon emissions every year. The emergence of fast fashion has this. Fast fashion is the practice of purchasing cheap clothes to just a few times. It a lot of synthetic materials and chemicals, which harm the environment. The Refashion group also to encourage people to the amount of clothing they buy, and to donate unwanted clothes and footwear to charity. It says over half of donations can be , and a third can be into something new.

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