Large wardrobes of seldom-used clothes are no longer environmentally acceptable and people should instead rent outfits and accessories, according to the Government’s waste watchdog.
The Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap) claims that overcoming our obsession with owning goods could be a “secret weapon” in meeting climate change targets. It has called for a fifth of all household spending, £148 billion out of an annual total of £732 billion, to be converted to renting by 2020.
In a report published today the watchdog calls for the transformation of a large part of the retail sector into a service industry specialising in renting goods, with each item used by many different people during its lifetime.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
UK Govt Greenies say rent clothes instead of buying
Ending an obsession with owning goods could be the secret weapon in meeting climate change targets, a UK Government report says.
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 6:17 AM