Act Now –FASHION & WASTE MANAGEMENT – Stamps of Azerbaijan 2020.

Act Now is a United Nations Campaign for Individual action on Climate Change and sustainability. It also aims to accelerate implementation of Paris Agreement.

Azerbaijan has issued a Miniature sheet with 10 Stamps on the theme Act Now Environmental Awareness Campaign on 08 Sep 2020. The print run is 10,000. The value of MS is 4.50 Manat.

Current Lifestyles are unsustainable . Resource extraction has more than tripled since 1970 including a 45% increase in Fossil Fuel use. The extraction and Processing of Materials, Food , Fuels contribute half of total global greenhouse gas emissions and over 90% bio diversity loss and water stress.

HERE’S WHERE EVERYONE OF US CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

FASHION & WASTE

Fashion – Being stylish does not mean being wasteful. Buying fewer clothes, shopping second-hand, or upcycling, i.e. creating new clothes out of old ones, helps save water and reduce waste.

The fashion industry (clothing and footwear) produces contributes 8% green house emissions and 20% global waste water annually.

It takes about 7,500 litres of water to make a single pair of Jeans — from the production of the cotton to the delivery of the final product to the store. 

85% of textiles end up in landfills or are incinerated although most of these materials could be reused. Every second, one truck filled of textile garbage is landfilled

Some 93 Billion cubic metres of water – enough to meet the consumption needs of five million people — is used by the fashion industry annually.

Waste

Recycling creates jobs The recycling sector employs 12 million people in Brazil, China and United States alone.

Only about 9% of all plastic waste waste ever produced has been recycled and about 79% — has accumulated in landfills, dumps or the natural environment.

Using a refillable bottle, bringing your own reusable bag, and asking the restaurants you frequent to stop using plastic straws helps reduce plastic waste.

Around the World ,One Million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while up to 5 trillion single use plastic bags are used world wide every year. In total, half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once — and then thrown away.

Source UNO Act Now Campaign